The other day I was texting with a good friend. She had asked me to do something with her. I agreed. Then she told me she hadn’t done in the last three years even though she had been asked 40 or 50 times. I was kind of shocked that all of a sudden she would be up for doing it, so I asked her what made her change her mind now.
She told me I inspired her. I’ve been doing scary things the last little while (check out this post for my 30th birthday bucket list), and apparently she’s noticed a change in me. She’s seen me do things that I wouldn’t have done before, and it’s encouraged her to give this a try.
Every once in awhile it’s good for me to see things from someone else’s perspective. I guess I hadn’t looked back at the last year and seen how much I had changed. Now that I think about it I’m kind of proud of myself. I’ve put myself out there, even when it was hard to do, when there was the possibility that things wouldn’t work out and I would fail – and I have failed at some things, I’ve also succeeded at a lot of things that I didn’t think I would be able to do.