I get it, okay? I know what I am. I am not a terribly approachable person. When people bring me up in casual conversation, it usually is something along the lines of “Heidi? Oh, she seems nice. I don’t know her very well, though.” I know, I know — in the spirit of keeping my life free of distractions from pressing priorities at this very uncertain age of decisions, or in the spirit of protecting myself from the kind of love that inadvertently trips into heartbreak, which I don’t have time for, or maybe just in the spirit of ‘it’s been so long since I’ve let someone in I am not sure how to navigate these dangerous waters’ — I have kept mostly to myself. But is it okay if I want to say ‘screw you’ to all those mentalities and recruit a little companionship for the impending fall season? Wait, don’t say no yet, let me convince you.