I’m grateful to have spent the day yesterday with my mom and my friend Lisa McLean-Fraser and her husband James Fraser.

Lisa and I have been friends for 30 years. Despite me living on the other side of the country for most of that time, we have always remained friends. Whenever I came home to visit, Lisa always made a point of coming to see me and now we get to spend more time together as adult friends.

Coming back to Ontario after living on the west coast for the past 20 years has been great, but it also comes with challenges. One of the biggest challenges has been making new friends – especially now as an adult in my late 40’s. Most people are already busy with their own lives and families. It’s hard making friends as a kid, but I would say it can be even harder as we get older and our social circles shrink. I’m lucky that I have a job that puts me in front of people on a regular basis, but finding really good, close, true friends that you can tell anything to can be almost as difficult as finding a romantic relationship at this stage of the game. I’m fortunate to have a friend who I can pick up where we left off from.

Lisa and I share big personalities and a joy and enthusiasm for life. So much so that some people might say we are “TOO MUCH” for them.

Those are NOT our people.

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