I have been thinking about a lot of things lately, but after this weekend, my wave of thoughts have finally simmered down to a steady, easy flow. Like any driven person, l will always want more because I think I deserve the best that life has to offer me, but right now at this point in time, I can honestly say that I am content with the way things are. All week, I felt extremely anxious because I had to share one of my short stories with my entire LIT class. (Even though I’m a writer, I am still insecure about my writing!) I’m all for constructive criticism, but my writing is a window into the garden of my mind, therefore it is rather personal. To my surprise, the majority of my classmates actually enjoyed it so I was super relieved. Too much thinking can give you one gnarly headache, my friends.
In conclusion, I am officially over and done with last month’s past events and it feels oh so good! The time to move on is now- I am woman, hear me roar! Today, I thought of this song and it felt so right with everything that has transpired. I am constantly learning, evolving and maturing from all of my experiences.
This weekend, I was all over DC and back! I went from Foggy Bottom on Friday night, back to Tenleytown for a hot second, then out to the National Mall and Chinatown, made a quick stop over to Georgetown, and then back to Tenleytown all on Saturday! It all feels like a blur but it was one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time. I owe it all to my awesome friends from up and down the east coast. Each and every one of them made this weekend memorable in their own way and I really value the friendships they have given me. Friends come and go, but what I’ve got with some of these ladies is something truly special.
Before work on Friday, I went to Pinkberry with my friend, Canon! She’s the coolest. Besides our mutual love for Lauren Conrad and all things fabulous, we realized that we are compatible shopping companions. After work, I spent the evening catching up with my high school friends Tezita (Tiz) and Avra at GW. It’s amazing that we have still managed to keep in touch and maintain a genuine friendship since graduating two years ago. I love that I get to watch them pursue their dreams, but also be along for the journey.
On Saturday, I randomly had the chance to spend the afternoon with one of my concert crew chickadees, Rachel. It was a pleasant surprise! I miss her and the rest of our pack so much.
Rach and I did all the touristy things such as taking pictures on the mall, observing paintings and sculptures in the National Gallery of Art, and eating Chinese (and Mexican) food in Chinatown!
That same afternoon, I went shopping on M Street in Georgetown with my friend from high school, Chandni. We dined at my favorite restaurant, Serendipity 3, for dinner! I highly recommend the triple decker grilled cheese, it is to die for! Don’t forget about the delicious tomato basil soup that comes on the side. Mmmmmmmm!
Later that day, I spent the entire evening with these lovely ladies above. LITERALLY never a dull moment with them! Clink, clink ;) I’m a lucky girl to have so many wonderful women in my life. I have never felt more inspired, intrigued, accepted and loved. This is college.
“It won’t ever get old, not in my soul,
Not in my spirit, keep it alive
We’ll go down this road
‘Til it turns from color to black and white”