I haven't really been that busy. I actually lead a pretty boring life. I wake up, get ready for work, go to work, come home from work, watch my shows, eat some dinner, and go to bed. And repeat. I guess I stay pretty busy on the weekends. This past weekend I went to Jonesboro to see my best friend of 12 years! You can check her out here. We got to just hang out and chill. We did a little laying out, a little shopping... It was a great weekend! And I am ALWAYS so sad when I leave, not only because I miss her, but because we ALWAYS forget to take pictures when we are together!! So I don't have a real recent pic of us... but this will have to do for now:
That picture was taken on Sara's wedding day! And her one year anniversary is actually coming up this next week so *Happy Anniversary, Best Friend For Liiiiiiiife* :)
Other than my trip to J-boro, I really haven't been up to much. I just haven't really had much to blog about.
I've come to find out that I'm at a really awkward place in my life right now. It's not necessarily a bad thing, just something that I will have to get used to for a few years at least. Here's what I mean.....I am 23 years old. I am financially independent (for the most part). I don't live with my parents anymore. I have a full-time job. And.... I am completely and utterly single.
Ok...so why is that awkward?
Well, 3/7 of my best friends are married. 2/7 are engaged. And the other 2/7 are in seriously committed relationships.
But....aren't you happy for them?
OF COURSE!! I am thrilled that Sara, Brooke & Ana are married to the love of their life! I am super excited and looking forward to Bethany & Megan's weddings... and I couldn't love Kate & Sam's boyfriends anymore than I already do. But what's the "awkward" part is that they are all moving forward in their life with their loves. And I'm just swimming the in the "single" pool trying to keep afloat.
Please don't misunderstand me. I am not sad or trying to whine about being single. I am happy with who I am and where I am right now. I'm only discussing this because it really IS awkward. And if you are in the same position as me....you know EXACTLY what I am talking about!
I guess it wouldn't be that awkward if I didn't mind living by myself. But because I shutter at the thought of ever having to live by myself again...that's what makes it so awkward. That isn't an issue right now...but when mine and Kate's lease is up in November, I'm going have to either live by myself again (gag), find another roommate, orrrrrr move back in with my parents.
Not that I'm totally against living with my parents again. It would be great to spend more time with them, save a little money. But I've worked so hard to make my own money, pay my own bills...I've enjoyed the independence.
I know everything will work itself out over time. But these are just the thoughts that are constantly replaying through my head. If you were ever in this position, I'd love to hear from you. How did you deal with the awkwardness? I know I won't feel like this forever...and that the awkwardness will be over one day. But surely there are some ways to make this process a little easier :)