Sometimes it’s nice to take some time out of your day to have a chat. To remind yourself that there are people in your life that are happy to listen and share.

Last night I had the pleasure of sitting down for a tea with a great friend of mine. I don’t get to see her nearly often enough, but the majority of my relationships are the same. My friends are wonderful and amazing people, that I barely ever get to see. This is my fault. I’m not the type of person that has friends that I see every few days, and am super close with. I used to have these, and somewhere along the way I was hurt a few too many times, and now my jaded past affects how I deal with the people in my life. In the past fews years I’ve ben yearning to change this.

Tea last night was lovely. To spend a few hours with a girlfriend chatting about the good, the bad and the ugly happening in our lives. It was refreshing, and comforting.

Making outside connections is important in order to stay grounded. People need people. People need to feel as though there are others that they can turn to, outside of their partner. Especially if you’re like me and not close with your family, there needs to be other relationships in your life.

So I’m trying harder to open myself up to being a better friend, even making new friends! It’s working so far, and I’m feeling more social over the past few months. I think it’s become a priority for me because I’m preparing to be a mother, and I feel like I’ll need a few life lines to keep me moving in the right direction.

Let yourself open back up. Even if time and time again you get hurt, it’s important to take the chance to open up again. Put yourself out there, take a chance, and grow.