A few weeks ago I met up with some friends from home and it was beyond amazing!! It was one of those nights, where despite a few inches of unwanted snow, everything went right. The group was small, just a few girls and a few guys, and a ridiculous amount of fun.
We met at Andiamo in Royal Oak for dinner and drinks. My food was horrible, but I was too busy laughing to notice. I don’t think I could ask for a livelier group of friends. We had some crazy years in Mount Pleasant at CMU. It had been a while since we were all together so we had to link up for at least one night to reminisce and reengage.
Everyone had good news to share; so while we sat there talking about old times, the most important toast of the night was to what the next chapter will bring. Weddings, promotions, graduate degrees, career changes, we celebrated every occasion. I’m reminded often of how important it is to make sure that your circle reflects what you want for your life. I’m blessed to have so many great examples of what life can be when you focus and work hard to achieve your goals. My friends amaze and inspire me; and thankfully, they encourage me to be better.
We topped the night off at Goodnite Gracie Jazz & Martini Bar and kicked the fun into high gear. And boy oh boy did we have fun. Check out some of the pics from @kepncarmin1st’s camera phone. I spent the next day recuperating and talking about how much fun we had. Nights like those come few and far between so I found it absolutely necessary to share.
A few weeks after this crazy get-together I packed my bags and headed back down south. But it’s the memories like these that I hold onto when I’m out here by my lonesome. I’m always comfortable at home but I know that’s not where I need to be. I have to keep moving & shaking, and making things happen for the future. I have an amazing support group that’s cheering me on, and I have to keep building this dream, so our celebrations can get bigger and better! You only live once!