I didn’t have much planned for today. I spent the majority of the morning working on fine-tuning my blog, working on a haiku and messing around on twitter. A friend – we’ll call her Sarah (wink, wink, Sarah) – called at noon to see if I wanted to catch up for lunch. Of course I did!
What began as a last minute, “Let’s do lunch” type of thing ended up being one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. We grabbed a quick bite to eat at Chipotle, which was nice. Girl talk, bitching about the men in our lives, work, family, etc. After we left, she asked if I minded stopping by Target. Of course not! Who minds going to Target on a lazy Friday afternoon?
Sometimes I forget how much I love the company of my girlfriends. Sarah’s company, especially. I have a few really close girlfriends, but out of all of them, Sarah is the one that understands me the best. When I told my other friends that I was quitting my job, they really didn’t get it. When I told them I was going to start writing a blog, a book, poems, etc, they were surprised. Not Sarah. The thing is, I’ve know Sarah almost all my life. I met her when I was 17, she was 12. We moved in the same circles at our childhood church, she dated my cousin, she was just always around. We knew each other off and on for the last 15 years, but just became friends about three years ago. Once we did become friends, we developed a tight bond right away.
Sometimes, you can have the time of your life just walking around Target, talking about wall murals and 4th of July bowls. If you’re in the right company, that is.