Monday, February 8, 2010


This past year has been a year of reconnecting for me. I think this falls squarely in line with my goal of bringing more fun into my life.

Over the last year, I have reconnected with far-away family and friends through Facebook. This has been a great experience because I can keep up with what’s going on in their lives without waiting for the annual Christmas letter.

In October, we attended a family reunion in Hanford, California. The reunion was the Fullerton side of my family—my paternal grandmother’s family. We visited the local sights, including the sight of the old family farm. It was great to see family I had never met or had not seen in years. It was fun to spend time with my immediate family from Southern California, especially my grandfather, my aunt, my uncle and two of my three cousins who I only see about once a year if I am lucky.

In January, I flew to Las Vegas to reconnect with five former high school classmates. It was a whirlwind 24 hours, but we had the best time together catching up on the past 27 years and looking over our senior yearbook. The best part was we could enjoy each other’s company as 40-something adults. We have talked about trying for another get-together next January!

Now that we have moved into our new home, I have found it easier to reconnect with my sister. The move only put us about 20 minutes closer together, but with kids and busy lives, less travel time sure makes it easier for us to connect.

Reconnect with someone from your past. You may be surprised at the opportunities that unfold.

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