On Saturday, my grad school friends, Liz, Shanti, Toni and I, got together for a mini Bay Area Active Minds reunion. We reminisced about our professors and classes and found it hard to believe it was nearly 10 years ago! Yikes! And a lot sure has changed since then, including a couple of little ones in our midst (that’s Zolly in the picture).
Staying connected to these amazing gals keeps me inspired. Liz has her own consulting company and has authored two books on business communication. Shanti is the Director of Development and Alumni Relations at Cal’s International House and a proud mother of two beautiful boys. And Toni is a high-powered consultant and she and her husband just purchased their first home.
Shanti, Toni and our friend Karen (who is now in Iowa) did the first ever Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day back in 1998 and bonded even more over blistered feet. I feel blessed to have these women in my life after all these years, even if we don’t get to see each other as often as we’d like.
At my mom’s 70th birthday party, she celebrated with friends that she knew since junior high. That is such a reminder to me about the importance of enduring friendships.
Who in your life have you not seen in awhile that you want to reach out to? How have you stayed connected to friends over the years?
[tags]Annenberg School for Communications, USC[/tags]