That's been a huge theme for me in 2013 thus far. The unknown...and the excitement of possibility. I like to think of each possible meeting, dinner, drink, hell even email exchange as an opportunity. Now I'm sure a lot of you are thinking that I'm referring to romantic possibilities and sure those would be wonderful, but what I really mean is that every time I meet someone new I'm exposed to a whole new world.
Sound dramatic? Well, it is. I love getting to know people. Am I the best networker? Definitely not. I can get overwhelmed in large, crowded rooms. I do, however, excel at talking to small groups of people. I get excited by asking questions. Sometimes I can be a bit probing, but most of the time it's because I'm just super interested in what they're saying. Or they are gorgeous and I'm trying to figure out if they're single. Whatever. You men do this too.
My point is you never know who will introduce you to something that will just completely blow your mind. It happened recently to me. I met a guy, started reading his blog, started reading other blogs, and suddenly realized how much I didn't know about an industry that I'm very closely tied to. Thus began my journey to become an expert again. The whole thing is just really exciting. Not even the guy part. That's the most insignificant part of the story as it turns out. He was just the catalyst; the spark that lit a fire under my ass.
For whatever reason, this person came into my life and made a huge impact. Not the kind of impact anyone would expect, but an impact nonetheless. Oh and this isn't some aw he's so awesome post either. So relax, Mom (and everyone else).
My point is. Say yes. Go big or go home.