Ralph Waldo Emerson said "The only way to have a friend is to be one"...
For me this means that we have to be willing to take that first step. I write hoping that someone reading this will look beyond where I'm at and what I've done and see who I am! I make no excuses for my mistakes but neither do I let my mistakes define me. I think we are all small brushes of paint that combine to make up the whole picture. All of us have felt pain, loss, and disappointment, and have felt joy, happiness, love and we each have a story.
You see people are like books though and when we judge them by their covers we miss the story inside and we never know if we'd like the book or not. I'm not a perfect person and though the cover of my book is a little worn, I still feel like it’s a book worth reading. I've learned to not take things for granted and to appreciate life's little things. I know the next step for me is beyond these walls and this is me reaching out in search of a friend who can help me build a bridge to the outside!
I hope to find intelligent conversation and to build a meaningful relationship. I'm a big believer in loyalty, honesty, and trust because if life is a book then these things are spoken in some of its chapters. Well I hope when you read this you find in it something you can relate to and I hope to hear from you.
My appreciation for your time,