I did something this week that most people take for granted. I am such an introvert that talking in the phone is difficult for me. I avoid it in my personal life at all costs. I can talk on the phone for ups and trouble shoot problems but for my pet sitting I return all calls as I freeze when people call me. God bless my friends who for the most part know I avoid the phone. Funny thing for a forty six year old woman to be fearful of. I would much rather stand in front of a crowd and make a speech or give a talk than talk on the phone personally. I find I am awkward and self conscious. Today I spoke with a friend on the phone who had offered to talk with me over my wedding plans and making sure Mike and I craft a wedding that is ours not what other people want or project on us. It was very helpful and eye opening. I feel better than ever to make sure the wedding Mike and I have is special to us. We are bucking tradition in a number of ways-no cake, no registry we are suggesting people make donations to charity if they feel the need to gift. I find myself more and more grateful to people who remind me to be true to myself and true to the path I chose especially my path with Mike. So if you ever try to call me please don’t give up on me and understand I am making small steps forward in my phone comfort. God bless Mike for hanging in there with me when we were getting to know each other and I said I don’t talk on the phone but will text email or have face to face conversations. I find now I can call and talk to him no problems but our calls are short three minutes or less.