I had the pleasure this evening of spending some time with my good friend Maggie She's one of the few people from high school who I've kept in contact with and still make a point to see at each chance I get. We had a wonderful date night of revolving sushi, a walk on mill ave to tempe town lake, QT smoothies and youtube videos.
I enjoy spending time with her because I am able to talk to her about life and she's able to give me advice. We chatted obviously about my move to Oklahoma to be with Dustin and where our lives had ended up. Her and I both agreed that we are no were where we thought we'd be four years ago, but its not a bad thing its a good thing. I am extremely thankful for Dustin being brought into my life and cannot believe that I chose to take this path that lead me to him. What is scary to look back on is-I almost took the other route-I almost didn't fly out to indiana that summer. It baffles me to think about where my life would be right now if I hadn't chosen that path. Were Dustin and I destined to find each other in another way? or was my decision the key puzzle piece that solidified our futures.
As I am about to graduate from college, I look back and these past four years and see how wonderful they truly were. Many people say college is the best years of your life. I agree it was wonderful-and it wasn't for any scholastic or "college parties" reason-it was because in college I learned who i am and what is important to me. I grew up and realized I didn't have to settle for what was there- i needed to branch out and find something new. I feel in love-deeply and forever in love. I've grown up a lot since the last time I put on a cap and gown and I'd like to think I got more out of these past four years than a degree to hang on the wall.
As I sat on the bench overlooking Tempe town lake, i thought to myself "am I ever going to come back here". It was an odd thing to think about-leaving a place you've come to call home. But in reality home isn't a physical place, its in love you have for others and those who love you. I'll be home when I'm with Dustin and I know I'll always have a place here too.