Embracing Change

I know that it has been a long time since I posted anything. Normally I would have posted a recap of my last year and set some goals for the next. However, this year things are very different in my personal life and a blog post such as that did not seem to be fitting. So, I waited until I had something of substance to share with you. Today is finally that day.

Things began to change significantly for me after a friend invited me last September to visit him in Chicago. We hadn't known each other long so initially I just shrugged at the offer. I just thought he was being nice. I am ashamed to admit that I really didn't take the offer seriously. As Thanksgiving approached though I started to think about it more and more. I reached out to him to see if he was truly serious about me coming to visit him. He was and we talked about dates that might work. That evening I looked at flights and finding one that worked I booked a flight the next morning after sleeping on it just to be sure. Here I was, now looking forward to a trip to a city I had never been to and with a man that I only knew for a short time at that point. I can tell you that booking that trip would have never happened had I not had this gut instinct that it was exactly what I needed to do and if I didn't trust him. It is not really in my nature to take risks like that and those that know me well know this to be true. Still, I made sure that when the trip rolled around people knew where I was. I wasn't worried though. Not at all.