Sorry I've been away so long. I've been on vacation. I was visiting old friends in Phoenix and in Denver.
My friends in Phoenix I've known since I was 13 and I see them several times a year. I know what to expect with them.
My friends in Denver, though...
We were roommates in grad school and lived and breathed one another for three solid years. Then I moved away (to follow a boy - but that's a whole 'nother story) and we only saw one another sporadically. In fact, it had been a full seven years since I'd seen Steph.
Before I left, I confessed to a friend here that I was worried about seeing Steph. I was worried that she would be disappointed with how lame and dorky I am. That my clothes wouldn't be cool enough, that my life would be too dull.
Silly, I know.
And ultimately: a complete waste of energy. As soon as we saw one another again, it was as if no time at all had passed. We were just: US.
The funniest part? Apparently SHE was having the exact same worries about ME! She had called her mom before I arrived and confessed that she was worried that I would be disappointed in her, that I would think she wasn't accomplished enough, that her life was lame.
But there are just some people in your life who crawl under your skin and into your heart so deeply that no amount of time or distance can ever really extract them. When you meet again, it's as if no time has passed. Disagreements and differences in personality just don't matter.
I'm glad to have so many of those people in my life.