Wednesday, March 9, 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day 9

Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself

Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.

Unfortunately, there are a few of these people in my life.  I'm terrible at keeping in touch with people.  Especially after one of us moves.  I'm on the phone all day at work, so the idea of making long chatty phone calls when I get home is exhausting to me.  Facebook is helping, and now that I've discovered Skype, I'm loving being able to have face-to-face chats with my besties all over the country (and their new babies!).  So I'm getting better.

I'd have to say the person that I really miss and wish I hadn't let drift so far away is my friend Tara, from Pittsburgh.  I met Tara in the Summer of 2003.  My friend Liza had hired both of us to be counselors for her camp (Liza was in grad school with me).  Liza and I were great friends, and when she hired Tara, she told me, "I really think you're going to like her."  Like her I did.  We worked for the travel day camp for the Jewish Community Center, which meant that we spent our days that summer at wave pools, amusement parks, mini-golf courses, and go-cart tracks.  [Sidenote: best summer of my life!]  We had an absolute blast together.  We were together during the days, and then in the evenings we'd get together for drinks or to take walks or whatever.  The three of us were basically inseparable all summer long.  Fall arrived and we went back to school, but we still hung out on weekends.  One of our favorite things to do was to get together to watch Sex and The City marathons and drink wine and eat chocolate chip cookie dough.  That, and get pedicures.  I'd never had a pedicure till I met them.  I'll love them forever, if for no reason other than that.

December rolled around and I was finishing school.  I needed to decide what the heck to do - stay in Pittsburgh or move back home.  Pittsburgh had gotten expensive for me.  I racked up enormous credit card bills.  I faced facts and realized that if I stayed in Pittsburgh, I'd go into serious debt.  Not. Ok.  So I moved back to Hershey.

Tara and Liza and I stayed in touch, but, as usual, life happens.  The phone calls tapered off.  Liza and I stayed in touch through email, but Tara wasn't so good at the email thing.  Then she moved to Australia, and our communication completely ended.  She's back in Pittsburgh, now, and we've reconnected on facebook.  But I miss her.  I miss the three of us hanging out.  I miss cookie dough and pedicures.  I hope to get back to Pittsburgh soon for a weekend, and really hope that the three of us can get together again. 

*I tried to dig up a photo of me and Tara or of the 3 of us, but my photo albums are buried in our closet.  Booo.

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