Thursday, September 06, 2012
Up until about 6 months ago the thought of sushi made my stomach roll and the bile start rising in the back of my throat. Enter my high school friend JP. In an effort to see her and catch up one day I agreed to meet her at a sushi joint I knew served NORMAL food as well.
The thing about JP is she is VERY persuasive and so before I knew it I was guiding a piece of Cha Cha Lobster roll into my mouth. Hello food orgasm! It was divine. But not as divine as my friend or our lunches became.
What started as a desire to catch up has become a regular bi-weekly date. We talk about everything from kids and significant others to work, bills, politics, and all things in between. JP also suffers from depression. Sometimes we talk about that. Sometimes we wallow. Sometimes we celebrate triumphs over it. Sometimes we ban all depression talk. But no matter what we do or don't talk about, I always leave our lunches refreshed and rejuvenated. Ready to tackle the day and whatever life has planned.
Moral of the story: Never be afraid to try something new. For me it was sushi. For someone else it might be zumba, spinning, or the trapeze. You may find you don't like it or you may find its better than a trip to the day spa or therapist.