I am a friendly person. I have a wonderful smile and an "open" personality. But I can be:
A bit standoffish at times.
A bit opinionated at times.
A bit petty at times.
A bit lonely at times...
I feel like I don't "do" friendship very well. Especially with other women. Don't get me wrong - I know many women. And I am friendly with many women. But, that's an entirely different thing, isn't it?
I grew up in a household of four girls, and we are all friends, though sometimes we are more distant than others. They are my blood, my family, the women I've cried to, and screamed at. And the women I've sometimes treated silently. I've shared some secrets with them. I've voiced some dreams to them. Some. But not all.
And it is this way with most women with whom I think I would be friends. There is a point at which I stop sharing. A barrier I prefer to keep in place. My safety zone.
I like you. And I'm friendly. But, will I be your friend?
Can I be your friend?
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