Thursday, November 16, 2023 off to Erie! I am growing, learning, adapting, evolving. The packing process was not nearly as protracted and it did not look like I was moving out of the house. Still embarrassingly too much, but so much better.
A very simple travel outfit. There won’t be too many specific stories to tell from this trip. Alcohol and the inability to find the time to write while things were still on my mind all factoring into this.
What I can say is that I have a circle of friends that truly are amazing. The love and common bonds are strong and life affirming. I had the great fortune to room with Sherry which both makes the experience better and her meth money helps offset the expenses a bit…. (it’s not meth money, but she is old school, carrying around these green rectangular piece of paper with old people’s pictures on them, so I call it her meth money).
Now, my outfit for the evening was perfection squared! The picture in the middle looks like my eight grade class photo.
Just seeing ladies I only see on an annual basis and feeling like you just saw them is something rare in life.
One of my favorite things to do is get together for dinner with a few close friends and then expanding the circle, adding new friends along the way. I have stopped planning any type of large gathering, but like allowing a small gathering to grow at the spur of the moment.
We did that on Thursday and as you can see above, it was a great time! The evening continued on at the hotel bar and didn’t end until I laid my exhausted head on the pillow (okay, passed out) at 2:00AM. I am fairly certainly I was gleefully happy for a good 8-9 hours, laughing, telling stories, making and renewing friendships.