I had just moved from Los Angeles to New York when I met Caitlin. I was eager but also nervous as I began to explore this new city and meet people. Personally, I had become disillusioned with my life in Los Angeles and I was ready to ‘experience’ something new. Caitlin was very easy to talk to and I could relate to her on so many levels. She has a ‘worldly view’ which is not common, even for those that consider themselves ‘well traveled’. Her smile and cheerful disposition will draw you in but the best part about our conversations is that she is fully present. I could tell right away that she was genuinely interested in what I had to say and her follow up questions were challenging and poignant. In our conversations, I learned to be more vulnerable, to trust in myself and trust others as well. She has become one of my closest friends and our time together in New York was the highlight of my experience.