eudaemonic- (adj.) producing happiness and well-being

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Deja view-

This morning.

Walking from Reed Arena parking with no backpack. It's raining and I have my huge umbrella made to cover a golfer and his full swing. My walking route is across the street, in front of the parking garage, under the new tunnel that cuts through Wellborn, in front of Kyle Field, through the MSC breezeway and beside Rudder fountain. I was walking to work, but I felt like I was walking to Reed McDonald to my old Extension job. This was the first time I have walked that route since last summer! Isn't that crazy? It felt good, like I was walking somewhere that I wanted to be, like once I got there I would be dried off and taken care of. It isn't the job that my heart was wishing my feet would take it to, rather it was the people.

I miss you Crystal, Edith and Megan. I miss you a lot. You know how Rutherford used to talk about Ashley refusing to wear dresses that didn't twirl? She said Ashley would stand on the coffee table and turn and turn and turn until everyone vocalized their love for her cupcake poofed dress? I'm pretty sure it wasn't the dress Ashley loved so much, but rather how she felt in it. (Here comes the corned beef) I feel like I'm wearing a twirling skirt around y'all. Being with you, my friends, makes me feel loved and appreciated and... well, enough. I feel like I am enough. That's not to say that I don't feel like enough around other people, but I know that you love me no matter what. I know that you care about my well-being. I know you would drop fine china to hold my hand.

For that, thank you! This sounds pretty pathetic, but will you three still be mine?

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Goodbyes have never been my favorite... saying see ya' later to my parents after high school (not so fun), waving bye my wonderful office at Extension (they continue to be wonderful) ... that awesome bowl hair-cut I had in 5th grade (well, maybe that one wasn't a bad adios :O) ). Now I'm losing my dear to heart friends family here in C.S. Megan Erin, Crystal Celeste, Katherine Marie, Tamara Gene and Robin Marie are all leaving. I'm leaving. We're all leaving. Kendra is leaving the state, semi-permanently! Everyone's leaving and my brother is just starting. I hope he has special people in his life like I did, do. Ag's graduation was last Friday and I watched it on T.V.... amazingly, I knew almost every person that walked across the stage. I'm pretty sure that television screen provided the last glimpse I'll ever get of the class of 2006 at TAMU. That was it for most of my classmates. It was a little sad. There I sat packing up the memories that these people helped me make, while they walked to the edge of the T.V. screen and away from me. The College of Ag is such a close knit group. I'm glad I got to be part of it all. I'm especially glad that the connection doesn't end.