Whether we move on from a place in our lives or others do so, it’s important to at least reconnect with those we have been friends with for years, worked with or met quickly.
A girl in the shipping department at work and two girls who have both left the place I work at and I try to meet up at least once a month at our favorite restaurant in Horsham, PA – Mad Mex The girl I still work with could not meet up with us, but the other two were able to tonight.
Of course, drinks are first, so I ordered the signature Big Azz Margarita. That’s right, named for the 22 ounces of limey margarita awaiting you, rimmed in salt. Then, nachos with the three dips we chose: guacamole, XX cheese dip, and hummus. Mmm! For the entree, I got Nacho Momma’s Taco Platter, with four tacos loaded up with cheese, beef, lettuce, and rice, salsa, sour cream, and for an extra $1.50, some guacamole. I’m getting hungry again just thinking about it!
Food aside, we were able to catch up since we haven’t met for almost two months, and we were also able to relax after a long day at our respective jobs.
Although it may not be often, I love these occasional meet-ups with people from the past that remain in the present. It’s a rare gift, so make room for even the smallest fiesta!
It’s that time of year again; some people dread it, while others are excited for presents and a reason to eat cake. It was my birthday. The big 2 4. But I don’t feel any different, nor do I feel closer to having a mid-life crisis than I did yesterday.
I have thought about all things I am grateful to have experienced in all these years though. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in a field I had never considered for myself, I went to England for a week, and I have the greatest friends and family ever. I will be moving into an apartment with Christopher, and although things haven’t gone exactly according to plan, we’re handling it.
A lot of things have happened in my life, but all have shaped my quirky, fun-loving self. Here’s to those people I still love, those I may have met but who have left my life, and those who have been with me for a while. I hope you’ll ride this thing called life out with me.
After graduating college a year ago, it’s been difficult to find the time to see some of my good friends from school. We’re all at different jobs working different hours, and are spread across at least three different states, so it’s not exactly ideal. But a few girls and I planned a beach weekend a few months ago, and it actually worked out!
Grabbed some Wawa and headed to New Jersey with Christina. Hit a little traffic but nothing too horrible. Got to Ana’s house in New Jersey, and then Heather joined us all. We took it easy that night and had a campfire and a few drinks. Heather and Christina decided to toast marshmallows using a grill lighter, which went as exactly as you can imagine. We spent the night until at least two in the morning discussing our college memories and the things that freak us out because we’re kind of actually adults.
We got started a little later in the morning. Drank coffee, got sandwiches for the road from Wawa, and began the trip over to Wildwood. Of course, there was a lot of traffic on the way. After reaching the area and luckily finding a parking spot, we began the trek to the beach. There was some kind of sports camp, which we discovered when we saw the rows of colorful tents lining the beach. We walked single file down this thin trail marked off in between tents to get to the water.
We spent some time on the beach and in and out of the water, and the good news was that no one got sunburned! Heather, Ana, and Caroline got some pizza from this nice little place, and Christina and I split some curly fries (a barrel full of them to be exact) and cheese.
Our time together wasn’t long, but I had so much fun talking just like we used to in school. Although we’re all doing different things and it’s sometimes hard to get together, we still have our friendship and gatherings make me feel that I saw them all yesterday.
It’s been a few weeks, but I had to take a step back for a while because I became the cookie-cutter image of those petty individuals that can’t say something to your face, but can fill every social network with complaints about you.
First of all, that’s not who I am. I like to believe that people are genuinely good (until they prove otherwise, of course). But even then, I would never have gone to my Facebook with a sly code-named status about how you did me wrong on Wednesday, then blow up Twitter with every little thing you didn’t do on Thursday.
Unfortunately though, I did come to this forum, the almighty blog post. I did say things that were out of line and were totally unlike me. This is a place to share experiences and feelings, but not the harsh words of anger that formerly filled this page. You take it, and you let it go; you don’t let it become a part of you in such a harmful manner.
Frustration happens, and we’re all human. I know you can understand that. I also hope you’ll continue to be inspired with what I have to say.
May angry words never be typed upon this page again. And may this be a lesson to everyone.