One habit I have been trying to get into over the course of 2017, and for which I have reaped immeasurable benefits when I do, is to get out of my comfort zone and meet more women, whether it’s through email, a short coffee or a meal. I am a firm believer that, for the most part, women want to help each other. And considering all the madness that has been going on this year, it is only more proof that we need to not only be there for each other, but expand our networks and friend groups. (You can only be so brilliant/impactful/ground-breaking if you’re being thoughtful on your own.) I discussed this recently in a post and thought perhaps this would seem like a rehash, but I don’t care because it continues to be forefront in my mind.
Just last week I met and spoke to women who either changed the way I viewed certain things, or created collaborative opportunities I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. Like one of them said to me, “It’s amazing what happens when women get together for a coffee. You should write about that.” So I am here, sort of. But I will also have the opportunity to share what I learned and what I am starting to plan soon. In 2018 I will be having a lot of coffees. Who knows where it will take me? For that, I am excited.