Thursday, October 26, 2006

Slow Down you Crazy Child...

Sometimes we let life go by, getting too busy and forgetting to have time for the people and things we love. Too often I've stopped to breathe for a second and realized I've lost touch with some of the most important people in my life. This past weekend I took a trip to Charleston that was filled with coffee, new places, thrift stores, incredibly delicious meals, old soda shops with one of my favorite friends, lots of good conversation, and some much needed catching up. I love Julie, and it upsets me to realize that since we started college, we spend only a couple of hours together each visit, and we only visit each other about four days out of an entire year. No more my friend. The things that are important to you, you make time for.

Here lately, I've been missing some friends, and when I mentioned this to them, they said they had been so busy and were still busy. Me? I figure out what is more important to me, spend an hour with them, or continuing to run around like a chicken with its head cut off... It's not that simple you say. But it is. Life is all about choices, they are yours to make. My goal over this last year: to reconnect with people that once meant the world to me, but time and distance has separated us because I fear that if it's not done now, then it will never happen. After all, we will all be finishing up college soon and be scattered even more than we are presently. So it's now or never!

"You're so ambitious for a juvinelle.... Where's the fire what's the hurry about? You better cool it off before you burn it out, you got so much to do and only so many hours in a day.... You can't be everything you want to be before your time... Take the phone off the hook and disappear for a while, it's alright you can afford to lose a day or two... When will you realize, Vienna waits for you."

Life is good. I have the most awesome friends who I absolutely adore. It's fall, and there are sweaters and scarves. There is warm hazelnut espresso. Cold football nights to come. Lake trips to take. Thanksgiving to be celebrated (which is my favorite holiday!). Life has done a complete 180 from last spring. I have so much to be thankful for this Turkey Day!

"Breakfast with you is my favorite thing to do..."


erin gail said...

i swear, i'm studying

but i wanted to say that i love your blog. and that i love you. i think you're amazing.

and i made your coffee mug my background :)

Anonymous said...

vienna is one of my favorite all time songs. excellent choice on your part.

you are one of my favorite people. excellent choice on my part.