In roughly 25 days I will get to enjoy a short trip away with family and a nice vacation with one of my best friends.
My oldest childhood friend is getting married to a truly amazing girl and I couldn’t be happier for the two of them. It’s crazy to know someone for that long. Our families have known each other since they were practically in high school and being born a few weeks apart have practically raised us together. (I have the awkward, adorable, and embarrassing baby photos to prove it). And what amazes me most is that despite moving once to Carmel, Indiana and again to Missouri we’ve been able to keep in touch and make regular visits with this family. I hope to keep the special bonds I have with my friends that strong once we get older and have families.
After our trip to Missouri for the wedding I have maybe 12 hours back in Orland before I head back to Orlando, Florida for the first time in over two years.
For being such a big part of my life I anticipate a variety of emotions during my returning vacation. Currently I’m so excited to see everything and everyone I left behind. To see what’s changed and catch up with old friends. I know once we land there’s an 85% chance I’ll be in tears of joy. Then those tears will turn into pure happiness. I will most likely spend the week on cloud 9 and when the day comes for departure there’s a good chance there’ll be more tears. I’m also scared. What if I get worse when I come home? What if I can’t get better? What if I’m stuck that way for a very long time longer than I was before?
The goal is the stay positive and enjoy myself. With summer school starting soon and back to school season starting at work this vacation will be welcomed with open arms.
25 days and counting.