I friended an ex-boyfriend on Facebook recently.
It’s been at least 6 years since we really spoke or saw each other.
I must say, more so that any other person in my life (besides my children) he has indelibly altered the course of my life.
Everything that I do now, from Burning Man to boudoir photos, I do because he taught me to explore life outside my comfort zone.
Test your edges, he used to say.
And then he pushed me to test them.
I think it was easy for me to make him the bad guy when things fell apart, specifically because he was so insistent that I explore new activities and interests.
In case you didn’t already know, change is hard.
It’s easy to sit in your comfort zone, with all the things you know and are familiar with.
It’s much harder to get out and try new things – things you might not understand too well or be instantly good at.
So. . .
I made peace with it.