Flipflops in the Rain


one year

one year ago, i moved back to the west coast.
i lived with my parents.
i started a new job.
i turned a long-distance relationship into a very short one.
i turned short-distance friendships into very long ones.
i rekindled long-term traditions with my childhood best friends.
i had big expectations.

today, i’m not moving anywhere.
i live alone in the city with my loyal fluffball.
i love my job.
i have moved on from the relationship i thought was meant to be forever.
i miss my east coast friends every minute of every day.
i love my west coast friends even more every minute of every day.
i have no more expectations.

in one year, i have learned to take risks.
i will go back to europe in five weeks.
i will run a half-marathon in three months.
i will probably adopt another fluffball in six months.
i will graduate with a master’s degree in 18 months.
i will learn to create a decent meal in 24 months. maybe.
i will take each day one step at a time.

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my new self-esteem coach
May 2, 2008, 9:26 am
Filed under: bestest friends | Tags: , , , , ,

After reading Wednesday’s post, my favorite frayend Alley sent me the following note, reminding me how much I miss her and how lucky I am to have friends who know just what to say even though they’re 3,000 miles away:

“You are beautiful and talented and everybody who meets you instantly loves you — don’t ever forget that!”

I wonder how much it would cost to hire her as my permanent ego booster…?



forty one: lyd.
December 3, 2007, 8:42 pm
Filed under: 24 words, bestest friends, the cat's meow | Tags: , , , , , ,

your sense of humor always gets me. i miss our late nights, and i can’t wait to play kings.

i also miss your cats.