HER: There’s been a lot of ‘her’ on here lately, hasn’t there? I guess that means I automatically win as favorite writer. Thank you for your support! Anyway, the past two weekends have been fabulous – catching up with friends and family that I love dearly and don’t get to see often. The first was a bachelorette party in Vegas celebrating not one but three of my fabulous friends. A ‘three in one’ bachelorette – does it get any better than that?! The weekend was filled with hilarious moments, reminiscing the crazy college days of living on the downstairs floor of our sorority house, and dancing on tables (we were in Vegas afterall). My friends are fun.
I had two interesting observations from the weekend: 1. for a group of 16 girls, there was minimal drama. I would go as far to say we had none but I don’t want to jinx myself. None! That in itself is pretty amazing. and 2. every time we paid for a bill (dinner, breakfast, etc.), we always paid too much money, which I know is a rarity in a certain someone’s mind.
For some reason, this past year feels like we really grew up. Although we’ve been out of college for a number of years, it seems like this is the year some of us are getting married, getting promoted, traveling to exotic places, going to medical school, etc. It’s pretty crazy to remember the dreams of our early twenties and say ‘when we grow up we will do this and that’ and to now look back and say ‘we are living the lives we’ve always imagined.’
Sure, we don’t have as much time anymore. We often don’t get a daily catch up and know what each other ate at lunch that day or the shoes we bought a week ago. Schedules and work stresses take precedent over a coffee break. But at the end of the day, a job is just a job and when you’re really lucky to have those special people in your life, you go right back to poking fun of each other, laughing at yourself, and take life a little less seriously. You pick up right where you left off.