Traveling

I had told you about going to grandma and grandpas house but I have another story to share. As I am the oldest of the family I have learned that sometimes just taking a day and listening is well worth what you learn.
As I posted yesterday I had an uncle pass and I have got to spend time with family that I don’t normally get to see. Which is great. We are all sad for my aunt and cousins as one would expect. My uncle Nick was a great guy.
There is a happy note to this story….I got to spend the last 30+ hours talking with my dad. Sure I talk to him every day about what’s going on and stuff but I haven’t really talked to him in a long time.
We talked about old churches we went to as I was growing up, how he met some of the people I grew up knowing as Mr and Mrs (whoever), and even me getting in trouble.
He told me there was a kid at church that use to pick on everyone. One day the kid crawled in between the legs of my high chair and to hear dad tell the story I beat the crap out of him. He didn’t pick on anyone else after that.
Here is me and my dad on our recent road trip.

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Time we didn’t want to take but so glad we got that time together!

First week of Feb has been odd!

SO here we are at the 7th day of February and it has really flown by. School feels like I just started yet I am a 4th of the way thru. My BFF had a birthday and that started out with a broken window. LOng story short they broke the window ($213 later) and took nothing. Now in theroy it could have been the cold and a rock but I’m not buying that…too many other weird things are happening around our home for it not to be a random accident but I could very well be wrong about that too :0)
I have kept up with my picture a day for a month and 6 days. Mr P has been a great addition to my creative side. People seem to like him as well.
It is really weird looking around campus and seeing all the young kids looking at the world as adults for the first time. If I could go back and talk to myself 25 years ago I think it would go something like this….

Hey you…..I know this is going to sound really odd but just listen. Spend as much time with your mom as you can you are going to loose her way before you are ready to….and call her each and everyday. You are going to be a lesbian and that is ok. Deal with it. Its not a bad thing. You are going to meet some people that will take advantage of you so you need to learn early to stand up for yourself and you will have less heart ache. You are going to have a great job opportunity. Stock money away but dont tell anyone that way you will still have some when you loose that great job. DOn’t let others tell you you cant do something, You are smarter then anyone even yourself give you credit for. Open up to the people close to you. They do care you just have to let them in.
How do you know that you are talking to the older version of you. Only you know that you had a falling in love with your now BFF long before either of you really knew or did anything about it. Your first apartment will be where you learn the most about yourself and who you are going to be. Learn and know that you are not as broken as you think you are. So with that I want you to know that you are not alone. Stand up for yourself and be the incredible person you are suppose to be.
Love, Me

With that I need to go to class.