July 11, San Francisco, CA: Today was unexpected. When I woke up (late), I felt dog tired. I had a noon brunch and needed to hustle to be only 40 minutes late. But the end of the day I had hung out in the park, met up with friends from bschool, gotten to know some new folks in the city, and driven 30 miles to meet someone else for dinner (and agreed to play golf tomorrow morning). And almost none of it was planned. It felt like a day of little judging...for me, at least. A day of being open, which feels good. I even spent time in a place where I am sure I would have been incredibly uncomfortable, uptight, and judgmental in the past. In fact, it surprises my that I wasn't feeling moreso today. But I guess I kind of let go for some reason (I'm still thinking about why), relaxed a bit more than usual, and it turned out to be a great time.
At some point in the day, someone asked me about going snorkeling or scuba diving. I have a litany of negative feelings about open water and beliefs about how I wouldn't like snorkeling (or not) and have decided that I wouldn't ever do it. It stands out as something that I was completely closed-minded about today. But most of today felt so good, I am thinking about trying to be actively open about trying something new; so maybe its seems like a complete nonsequitur, but I'm reconsidering my stance on snorkeling and open water, which I know will make my girlfriend happy.