Tuesday, March 29, 2011

30 Days of Truth ~ Day 9

Someone you didn’t want to let go, 
but just drifted.

I've never been too good at keeping friends for long periods of time. 

Maybe it has something to do with moving around all the time when I was young. Maybe it has something to do with moving around all the time now that I am older. Maybe it is because my brothers tormented me by warping my nickname "Baby" into "Bay-bah." Maybe it was because I was fed far too much powdered milk while living on Guam.

Who knows why,  but what I do know is that I could probably drop some serious ka-ching at a therapi$t uncovering the many reasons.

At any rate, in no particular order, here are three peeps I didn't mean to drift away from. My intention is that after I am done with this PhD, I can spend some more time reconnecting with them in more meaningful ways than over Facebook or the occasional emails.


We were really great friends in Junior High School.
Then in high school...well, high school happened. She's grew up to be an amazing woman with an amazing heart which isn't surprising since she was an amazing 13-year old with an amazing heart. (And she married an island boy so she has to be really cool, too). 


She was a big part of my life during some pivotal moments back when I was still trying to figure out who I was and where I was headed.  We started drifting away from each other in the mid-nineties for some reason. Who knows why. All I know is that I am very glad we reconnected. She's still just as fabulous as she was 18 years ago. And I bet she can still cook up some pretty awesome Mexican food.


You know how there are people in your life that just seem to weave seamlessly into who you are and what you are doing, regardless of what paths either of you have been 
traveling down? 
That is this courageous warrior woman.
We first met in grad school while we were working on 
our MS degrees in Instructional Technology. 
We really connected around graduation and were close for quite some time.
We became personal fitness trainers together.
We both became T-Tapp certified trainers.
Then my PhD happened. 

In the last five years, I feel like I have lost contact with everyone, including myself. I have high hopes for this next year as I recuperate and reconnect with my old friends and my old self. Hopefully they will all take me back.

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