Finally! I have accomplished task number 13 on my 25 Before 25 list. Travel out of the State. Last month I traveled to Virginia for Casby’s wedding. This was a very quick trip, but totally worth it! It was the first time that I had seen my friends from college since graduation. Some I saw when I was in DC for the summer of ’09, but the majority I hadn’t seen since we started this new chapter of our lives.
Since graduation we had a lot to catch up on…several have their Master’s. One had just returned from Italy as she and her husband were stationed there. My roommate and I got to catch up and I got to meet her boyfriend (Yay! Sterling and John!). But best of all, we all were together, we all sat around the table like we had so many times in the dining hall. It was like we all just need to each other for that bit of time and then we all left knowing that in a few more years, we will see each other again.
I can’t wait to see where we will be in our lives years from now. I have guesses that a few that are dating know will be married or engaged. Maybe kids! Most of us will have our Master’s Degree by then or even a PhD. We will have advanced in our careers, we will have traveled and seen more of the world, and we will all be able to bring more to our conversations.
After the wedding, which was in Richmond, I traveled down to Virginia Beach/Norfolk, to stay with Catherine. It was great to just sit on the beach and catch up. We both are where we thought we would be by now in our lives. We are working, paying the bills, and enjoying our lives.
So, on my 25 Before 25 list, I can finally cross off number 13!