Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Life is Good

I can't even begin to tell you what a 180 degree turn my life has taken over the last four months. I went home to visit the family over Memorial Day in May. When I came back, I was ready to pack up my things, load them up in my car, and kiss DC good-bye. I hated my job, I didn't have any friends, I had no social life...I felt like I had given it the old college try, and it didn't work. I was at my wits end, and ready to throw in the towel.

Well, what a difference one person can make. Just when I made up my mind to leave...along came Sarah. I know I've lamented several times on this blog about how I just haven't been able to make true friends out here. I can't say that anymore. I've always just needed one solid friend here, and I have certainly found that in her. We haven't been friends for long, but sometimes it feels like we're two old souls who've known each other forever. I just feel totally comfortable around her...and that's something I've been craving here in DC. Without going into details, I will say that we've been through a few almost-friendship-deal-breakers and we've come out on the other side. And we're probably better friends for it. So thanks Sarah...for being, well, for being you. You saved me out here.

And then...I met a boy. And he's pretty great...and he treats me like a princess. We've had some amazing times together, and every day just seems to get a little better than the day before it. I haven't felt like this in a really long time, if ever...and I'm just giddy about the whole thing.

I just moved from my apartment in Frederick...and traded in my one-way two hour commute for a 20 minute commute. It's closer to work, and my friends, and the city. And as an added bonus, it's cheaper!

What I'm trying to say here is...Life is Good right now. And I'm glad I toughed it out. I'm all the better for it.