Amazing how much you learn about yourself when you go back and trace how you got to be a cogent, confident self.
Early on I realized I couldn’t make it as a celibate nun without a close friend. The first great gift of friendship in my life was Sister Christopher. I realized you have to work at friendship. It doesn’t just happen. Chris and I cultivated our friendship like a garden - weeding, planting, tilling the soil, and wasting time, giving hunks of time to being together.