Risk, Reward and Kismet




Last weekend I was reminded of the beauty and simplicity of new friendship, clean slates and a good glass of vino! Now don’t get me wrong, I treasure the women already living within my universe. The support and love they consistently give me blows me away. Yet the concept of a new beginning excites me beyond words.

Because how often as adult women do we honestly get that opportunity?

How often do we put ourselves and our egos on the line to meet someone new? As children, making friends was simple, it was something small in common, being in the same class, or running into one another in the playground and skipping off to play. Simple. The joy of it all.

Friday, I took a risk, I put myself on the line and used trusty old Facebook to send a message to a beautiful woman (let’s call her Debbie, because that in fact is her real name…) and see if she was interested in a catch up. Now don’t think I am creepy, I do in fact know Debbie. We both recently attended a workshop on intuitive leadership run by the amazing Melissa Sandon (more on that in a later post). Luckily we were on the same page and quickly arranged for a cosy home dinner. Easy Peasy!

I was excited and nervous that afternoon, could this actually be a new soul sister, someone who gets me… someone who sees my insides, my quirks and doesn’t turn and run in fear? Holy Moley. Vulnerability at it most raw. The connecting of new souls.

Before heading off the man in my life asked lots of pertinent questions but my favourite was “Is she a hippy like you?” I love that he knows me. My answer was “I think she is definitely at my level of hippy” he laughed, later that night I discovered she was. This woman blew me away. I was meant to meet her. It was clearly in the stars. We had missed each other by a matter of weeks in a course last year due to me putting it on hold and there we were in 2014 having dinner, unable to stop the chit chat.

Perfection! It was kismet!

So reach out, put yourself on the line. Connect, because as I have said before and I will again what is life without connection, sweet connection.


Much love, em x

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  • Reply
    June 3, 2014 at 6:56 am

    You are a beautiful soul, Ms Newby! The pleasure was absolutely mine too – thank you for reaching out. Kismet indeed. xx

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    Melissa Sandon
    June 4, 2014 at 1:56 am

    How good is my job that I get to connect two amazing light beings! Actually, it’s more like I feel blessed that you both chose me!

    Loving your writing Emma. So beautiful and connected. And you taught me a new word – kismet. I love it!!!!

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    June 11, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Aww… I love this post so much. Just beautiful.
    I think us hippies are going to take over the world one day 😉

    • Reply
      June 13, 2014 at 4:45 am

      I think we will Too Morgan!! Thanks so much for your kind words x

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