So I got this crazy idea a few weeks ago to just do it, just put my name out there. My full name. Out there for anyone in the world to see and say "hey, come on over." I wasn't trying to invite the world, I was hoping for a neighbor. And you know what? She came. She found me on that website. We listend to the real life stories shared in the (in)RL webcast, and we shared some of our own stories. It was so encouraging, so surprising, so real and so good. The funny thing about friends is they always come unexpectedly, in places I never thought to look. They come when I get over myself, open the door, say "excuse the mess" and listen. I am learning everyone has a story, a story I need to hear, and when we exchange stories we become friends...and become all the better for it.