Saying "yes" is so big. It opens so many doors to new things, people, experiences, opportunities. Without stretching, I don't grow. I don't want to stay the same---that would be redundant and boring. Saying yes seems to start that whole process rolling and I never do know exactly where it's going to go. That's the fun of it.
New Friends: a new friend I met last year asked me yesterday to partner with her this year in a study bunch we both belong to. We're going to be homework buddies so we each have to be accountable for the work and can learn more from discussions---ours and the groups. She's wise, funny, easy going, beautiful, single, tan, and someone I find pure pleasure in being around. She's no BS--just honest "here's who I am". I love people like that. I can't wait now for our group to get started, and I'm so glad I said "YES".
New Perspectives: with growth there are always new perspectives. New ways of seeing something if you are willing to look at that something from a different angle. Expanding on something you already knew but having it taken to an entirely different level. That's what I call growth.
I've decided that digging deeper is going to be my mantra for this year. I plan to get to know myself better and who I really am vs who I may think I am. I'm sure loads of things will be revealed and I know I won't like all of them--I just hope and pray I like some of them. If not, change is always possible. It's going to be like reading a new chapter in the book called Me.