September 10, Menlo Park, CA: Had lunch with a former coworker. I used to tell people I worked with that "I didn't come to work to make friends." It was just another way to create distance and separate the parts of myself that I wanted them to know from what I didn't want them to know. And it worked. Back then, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have agreed to lunch with a former colleague...especially if it were purely social. But then I wouldn't have been reminded about how kind, optimistic, and generous she has always been.