I like to think that I'm pretty quiet by nature because I can go for days without talking very much. Yet when I am in the company of people I can click with, I can chat and chat for hours.
That happened when I met Amy for breakfast this morning. Each time we meet, we just lose track of time and can't seem run out of things to say. She's witty and funny, and so much fun to be around with, I would be happy to stay and chat until sunset if I didn't have to go to work.
She had raised two beautiful daughters and is so good at dishing out nuggets of advice, she never fails to inspire me. I like to think of her as a mentor, and I aspire to be like her which is easier said than done of course. I have lots to learn from her.
When we first met at a talk (in February 2008) on her 127-day hike on the Appalachian Trail, I was moved by her courage and perseverance. I'm been reading her blog (Life is a Journey) ever since and yah, I want my life journey to be an adventurous and meaningful one like hers.