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The hectic pace of our lives can make it difficult to remain connected to the things and the people that matter the most to us. We get wrapped up in our work or our busyness and connection falls by the wayside.

How have you created and/or sustained connections in your life this year?

In high school, I had two BFFs, Karen and Lesley. Together, we were the Three Musketeers. We had our own jokes, nicknames for each other, and we’re inseparable. We were friends with a group of guys that went to another high school, and we spent a lot of time bowling, going to movies, and chasing around.

With college, we went different ways, and tried to stay in touch. Time, distance and changes big and small created a divide; but, there was always a place in my heart for those girls.

When our 20th high school reunion came around, we got to reconnect and reestablish our friendship.

This year, both Karen and Lesley happened to be in Arizona. Karen came down with her family in the spring for a wedding, and Lesley detoured here after a business seminar in Vegas.

I met up with Karen for lunch and got to meet her beautiful little girls and her husband as they played in the hotel pool. We talked non-stop and the time together was too short.

Lesley and my mom have become friends, too. Mom had us stay at her house for a girls’ weekend on Halloween weekend and it was wonderful. Our lives are so different, and we have such different experiences to share that the time flew by.

It sounds funny to say this, but I’m so proud of the women that they have become. Both are smart, funny, decent people . I’m so glad that they are still a part of my life.

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I am participating in Reverb 14. We are taking time to pause, reflect and release this year gently. If you’d like to join us, we would love to have you. Just go to I Saw You Dancing to sign up.

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