Some weeks, it seems like about a million things happen at once. For me, that was one of those weeks. I had so much buzzing though my mind that I’m surprised I managed to sleep so well.
Trying to figure things out can be challenging, especially without a sounding board. Luckily for me, I have an excellent advisory panel who let me talk about things, no matter how ridiculous, and tell me their thoughts on what I should do or how I should approach certain things. This was a week I was extremely grateful to have a supportive network of friends.
I know I’m lucky. When I first moved to Ohio it took me a while to make friends, and then the one good friend I had moved and we didn’t get to hang out as often as we’d have liked. Distance sometimes makes you lose touch with even the best of friends–I should know, since I currently live half a world away from some of my best friends. But I feel like when you do find good friends, even if you’re separated by distance you remain close, even if you don’t see each other very often.
My friends help motivate me. They encourage me to become a better person and to attempt things I wouldn’t necessarily attempt without their support. And they advise me when I’m facing random dilemmas. I am so grateful to have them in my life. /Cheesiness.