I like my new friend Erin. She is the daughter of my co-worker and some kind of soul mate.
She is very confident and well spoken about her work and her family. Much less so about relationships and her past. I wonder what she sees for herself, when she looks into the future.
I wonder how she feels about herself physically. She is beautiful in a way that is difficult to describe; traditional beauty with zest, maybe. I wonder how old she was when her parents split up. What was life like growing up? Who does she relate to? How does she treat others?
She seems to be genuine and true. I like her and I want to get to know her better. Her new-ish new-fie boyfriend is going home on Feb 1 -15. Maybe I’ll invite her over for a glass of wine some evening while he’s away. Talk her down from the ledge, if necessary.
What would I tell her if she was sitting in front of me right now? I would tell her to practice treating herself like her own best friend. The way she talks to friends with support is how she should talk to herself. It’s not easy at first but it works!
Update: we made a date for Thursday.