and therefore am blogging instead and then going to bed.
Real life is happening so fast! And that’s so crazy.
Today I got to spend several hours with one of my best and oldest friends and her amazing and wonderful boyfriend. I LOVE THEM BOTH SO MUCH I SERIOUSLY FEEL LIKE I’M EXPLODING. EXPLOSIONS. Also, I got to have dinner with 2 other good (great!) friends and long-distance girlfriend and THERE IS JUST SO MUCH LOVE IN ALL OF THAT, in old friendships, romantic relationships, in making new friends. It’s so GREAT and beautiful.
I talked to the people who I will most likely be living with next year last night. I’ll be living with a good friend’s family and talking to them was great and also a little intimidating - I really want them to like me!! I am SO appreciative of them. I was talking to the dad last night and trying to adequately express my appreciation without stumbling over my words too much, and he said “You know, God has blessed us so much and we have so much to give others that we’re happy to have you stay with us. You can tell your parents you’ll be safe here. We’ll look out for you. If our daughters are in similar places in the future, we’d want someone to do the same for them.” I almost lost it. It was so great. I AM SO THANKFUL, GOD WORKS IN AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL WAYS and I’m excited about next year, I really am.
I’m so thankful that 11 months ago I had a conversation with a wonderful human that ended with “so we’re going to try to date?” “yes”. 11 months is a lot of months and almost a year! I had no expectations going into it, and in so many ways this has been incredible and wonderful 11 months. I’ve learned a lot about vulnerability, trust (in others and in God), what a different kind of love looks like, and many other things that go along with that. I wouldn’t have believed you if you had told me that all of these things would happen even at this time last year. But they have been great things, hard things in some ways, but great. and definitely super beautiful.