First and foremost, it's my dear friend MK's birthday today.
We had a party that was "not her birthday party" according to her last night, but today is her real 24th. I feel like you probably all know her life story by now because she appears in many installments here at The Manhattan Transfer. She and I are different on so many levels and even both went to opposing Big XII schools, but have remained friends through the good, the bad and middle school. She makes me try new things and see new perspectives and experience life in a deeper, more meaningful way.
While lounging with she and ND on her bed after said party last night, RM busted in with the grandiose idea of going out all night and taking ND to the airport at 4 a.m. for her 6:15 a.m. flight back to her home in Hawaii. We did no such thing, but promised we would go out for a celebratory drink tonight.
Even when we were younger, MK would always point out that though she was among the last to claim her driver's license and was unable to vote until months after the rest of us, she always had the foresight to point out that once we got into some later years, she would have the upper hand.
She was right. My body, at the ripe age of 24 years and six-plus months was not about to get out of that bed and go party last night. The only thing I was capable of that point was shuffling to my car to go home and get into my own bed.
Months ago, when my summer calendar starting to fill up with work trips and wedding events, I intentionally kept this weekend open.
Knowing myself, I knew I would need a break at this point in the summer, and I do. I get to spend the weekend in Dallas with no commitments. No travel required, no weddings, no showers, no parties, no family events, nothing. I hope to accomplish a few things around the house, sleep and sleep s'more, see the newest Harry Potter movie for the second time, go to the gym with renewed purpose, succeed in not spending money on things I don't need and grocery shop since I haven't gotten to cook this week.
See how I slipped Harry Potter in there? Just trying to keep my priorities in check.
There is more to life than increasing its speed.