Someone told me once that I “collect people”. She was referencing the fact that usually after she ends a job or moves onto a new chapter in her life, she rarely stays in touch with people from that period of her life. After a decade, she was still my friend and we see each on a regular basis.
I thought about what she said and she’s right. I do collect people in a sense. Relationships mean a great deal to me. I don’t know if it’s because I was raised in a small town where you became so close to everyone or I have always made people my family. Regardless, once you’re in my realm of friends, you’re probably there for good.
I sold a painting this week and was shocked and elated to see it was someone from 20 years ago. It made my heart happy that 20 years later he was still part of my life in a way even though we are no longer on the same path of our journey. They say building relationships matter when trying to run a business, but to me, relationships matter in building a life.