It's hard to believe that I haven't been home in FOUR months! I left a few days before 2009, so this will be my first visit home during the new year. I have been bouncing off the wall all day like a 12 year old who is waiting to take a trip to Disneyland. I know it may sound silly, but I'm excited to see my family and all my friends! (At least the ones able to make it out tonight and tomorrow night.)
One of my best friends is getting married on Saturday. I'm very excited for her and the family she's about to start, however, this wedding reminds me of my age. Though I don't feel old, this friend and I were inseparable my senior year in high school. We've also gone through many PIC (Partners-in-Crime) years where we danced until dawn every weekend. As we were talking about the big day, I started browsing old photo galleries, that for one reason or another I haven't bothered to remove from the web, I can't believe how much we've grown up. And, how much we haven't?!?
Business school has been an incredible experience and I look forward to the next year. That said, there's something to be said about the familiarity of old friends and reminiscing over beer! I'm looking forward to dancing on Friday night, dinner with my grandmother, the wedding, SMOKE-FREE Bars (OH HOW I MISS THEE!), and a chance to hang out with my puppy dogs. Speaking of chances, I'm not bringing anything home, except my bridesmaid dress, a pair of heels, make-up and a pair of running shoes. I swear I still have clothes there! Here's living on the wild side! :)