I felt a bit like I did when I ventured back into the dating world after 25 years of marriage. Awkward, uncomfortable, not really sure that I wanted to do this, wondering if they would like me. Would I like them? Did I see myself wanting to spend time with them?
I have been a big proponent of life planning for many years. It helps to keep me focused on the important things and to be deliberate about ensuring that I am living my life according to my priorities not other people’s. It’s very easy to get caught up in someone else’s definition of success rather than our own.