++ I really appreciate the support I got from Monday's post. The reality is, some people just fade from our lives. And while it sucks, it's kind of necessary in my opinion. When I think back on that particular friendship, I'm happy for the memories. But as we've grown up, we've developed into very different people with much different priorities. Part of me will always miss them. Part of me will always have to squash away the desire to call, text, email them when something big happens. And that's okay, too. These are the type of of "life prep" they should teach a course on in college. It would have been much more valuable than say...well...all those other things I've already forgotten and have in no way used in my real life.
++ If I'm being honest, I feel like I'm just surviving the days right now. I'm out of my routines. I'm off the productivity train. And I feel like everything moves so slowly in the summertime, but in a flash the day is over and I've accomplished nothing. I'm in the process of trying to adopt a new approach. I guess we're still just adjusting to this whole new life thing. It's a process, that's for sure.
++ My week is pretty wonky. I'm off today (and actually spending the day in South Carolina with my bestie!) in exchange for an over night tomorrow night. With eight kids. If I survive, someone better be waiting at my apartment on Saturday evening with the biggest bottle of wine you've ever seen. Deal?
++ I'm practically forcing myself to get back into reading. I've so completely lost my groove with it. And to be honest, any free second I have to myself I much prefer to just veg in front of a screen. It's awful but true. The goal is to read a book a week. I probably should have started with a shorter book that The Pact by Jodi Picoult, but I'm going with it.
Okay friends, that about does it for today! Your turn!--