I probably should have addressed in the first post that I didn’t sort through my list to put it in some sort of prioritization. Also, I don’t know if it would be possible to limit my list to only the days of November, I know I am bound to leave someone significant out, so in advance… I apologize.
The next series of people I will tell in a chronological series, because they connect in my story.
I am tremendously spoiled to have really incredible friends.
In 1999, I moved to Nashville, TN. The very first night I was there I went out with my friend and new roommate, Josef Gutzmirtl. I count it an honor to know Josef, he was one of my groomsmen, and I will always treasure his friendship. The first person Josef introduced me to in Nashville was Jodi Mathewson. I will never forget meeting her. It was immediately like we had been friends for a very long time. Jodi and I became very close friends immediately, despite not agreeing on everything.
Josef and Jodi became even closer friends, they got married.
Jodi is the type of friend that you need. Jodi will go to bat for you. Always be looking out for you. And call you out on your stuff when you need to be called out. In that season of my life in Nashville, I needed to be called out several times.
Everyone needs a Jodi in their life. I am grateful that I have Jodi Mathewson Gutzmirtl in my life.