If you’ve ever gone out with me, you know that I hate taking shots. I can’t just throw something down my throat, I have to have it sit in my mouth. Thus, shots are horrifying. My last Sunday in Mammoth, the boy and I went to see my friend DJ at a local bar/night life place. We both had a drink and then the boy asked if I would do a shot with him. He already knew the answer was no, but he begged me to try soco with lime. I had no idea what it was. But it was awesome.
In case you’re wondering, it’s Southern Comfort with a lime added to it.
Sometimes you just need a little southern comfort.
When I was about fifteen, I made a friend on the internet *gasp.* It started on a Christian Myspace alternative, then went to Myspace, and then to Facebook. Over the years we’ve gotten to know each other, watched each other grow in life and in our relationship with God. I’ve seen his life with his wife and now two little boys. He’s seen me graduate, first from high school, and then from college. He’s watched me struggle and flourish. We’ve prayed for each other. We’ve heard each other’s stories. All with never actually meeting. Well on Monday, we met. See, he lives about 2 hours south of Florence. So I drove down and we went on a hike and had dinner with his wife and friends and little ones. And it was as if it was just normal. As if it wasn’t the first time. SoCo with lime. I’ve always considered Ryan to be one of my good friends, but now I might consider his family my family. My Alabamily.
Yesterday I went to a job interview for a job I really wanted and was offered the job while I was there. They’re just waiting for my background check to come back so that I can process in. And I signed a lease. The first time I’ve lived truly on my own. I feel insane.
So I’m sitting in my new apartment, utterly alone. And it’s so empty, because I moved across the country with no furniture. I obviously need things, but right now I just need to keep telling myself that I am content. Because I will be okay. I know that I am taken care of. I know that I’ve made the right decision. Now I just need my heart to settle.