Reluctantly we turned around and I was meandering on aimlessly about how hard it sometimes was to find outdoors partners. Many came with conditions. Many were often unavailable. Others lived far away, too far for a spontaneous afternoon jaunt.
"I just go with the Yes Girls," she said.
I love that. What she meant were the people who were generally up for an adventure, and didn't fuss about it. It was easy. Uncomplicated.
I know I'm not always a Yes Girl. I get focused on a goal, a destination, or a certain level of fitness. I don't like to run with other people. Sometimes I want to hike faster or farther than others. Which is okay, but I realize that in keeping the focus strictly on me I can leave out people who might want to come along, that bond you can only create through shared adventure.
I'm going to try to be a Yes Girl more often.