Hey there friends,
Today I write to you filled with many many many emotions! So many beautiful and wonderful feelings and then the less enjoyable more fearful and anxious vibes. Let me first update you. In the past week I have been blessed with tremendous opportunity to live my dreams and purpose. However with that comes much change. Change of location, friends, lifestyle, food and so much more. All of the choices are up to me. Its overwhelming and definitely a bit scary.
This evening made my world collide (past, present and future). I got to hang out with some friends from this summer as the traveled down south and were enjoying the superbowl as 4 friends just chilling. I am honored that they included me. It was fun. I enjoyed getting to know these guys better and to hear all the crazy shenanigans that they stirred up as children. It was cool to be a part of. Much laughter, shock, surprise and unexpected stories. I’m not too sure what cause them to be so reminiscent but it was cool to watch. As I sat in traffic I came up with a cool blogging idea.
February is the month that especially as you grow up, seems more and more consumed with love or lack thereof. I am currently single (and ready to mingle haha) and for the first time am excited for this month. Not for hopes of what could be or of the guys that are in my life. For the first time I feel excited to try to experience and capture love in all its light, not just in the romantic sight.
Today while with these friends, mostly new to me, shared stories of their childhood I realized two particular semblances of love.
1. The first one I noticed was just how truly beautiful it is to see someone get excited to share or explain situations in their life, or things they like or do or anything that they can be passionate about. Its really a unique sight to be “let in” into the lives of those around you. I personally, love, when people are passionate and embrace who they are.
2. This second one, I took note as I was writing this. Its that friend love can really last a lifetime. These friends had been friends since they were little kids. They went through school until college together and even then 3 of the 4 still live in the same neighborhood and 2 of the 4 are roomates! Like that is incredible! Really think about that!!! Maybe its because I do know people I have known since 2nd grade but none that I am that close with. Maybe its because there really is love in friendship, especially when it has been for that long. Talk about commitment, encouragement and understanding. You can make fun of each other and still no feelings are hurt. You can support and be the backbone during hard times and as a witness today, you can laugh together about all the craziness that no one else would ever believe. Yet, there you are, as a bud, and you know it happened. Its believable. Its magnificent to watch and be a part of. Friendship love may be just as strong as romantic love. Its just different. And that is totally ok!