...or you'd be getting a lot more posts like the one I'm about to write. You see, I have a complaint to file. That complaint is about geography. Now, I have nothing against the subject of geography in school. Memorizing state capitals isn't too much of a chore, and I always did enjoy coloring in the maps. No, my issue has to do more with the fact that with geography seems to exist in a larger than 30 mile radius of where I am located at any given time. For example, if you're any sort of Sparkle, Sparkle follower, you know that I currently reside in the great state of Nebraska. And of course when I say "great," I really mean "great at being far away from everyone." Because when it comes to being far away, Nebraska really does take the cake with that one.
What I'm getting to here is that it's getting kind of old to be so far away from the people I love the most. And sure, I could be in another country or something, but this is already far enough to make things inconvenient. It might be OK if I were in a big city with a major airport, because then I wouldn't have to pawn off my possessions to afford a plane ticket home. (I jest, I only have to give up food for a couple of weeks, don't worry.)
I guess this is just how life post-grad goes. Everyone spreads out, and you're lucky if you're within driving distance of those who used to live one room away from you. Maybe it will get easier eventually, but it's still hard for me to know that getting to see my best friends might be a luxury that I can only afford (time or money-wise) a couple times a year at most. I mean, these are the people I with whom I've had midnight study break dance parties, watched Pride & Prejudice countless times, played drinking games while watching Lifetime movies, battled apartment mice, made ridiculous rap and BSB music videos, endured countless philosophical conversations in CC, and complained about the terrible Valpo weather time and time again. I mean, they're my family. Except we don't get to spend holidays together.
Basically, I miss you. Yes, if you're reading this, I probably miss you because A) My social life has really hit an all-time low and B) I'm assuming there aren't too many true stalkers wasting their time with this blog. I know I'll be able to make new friends at the different places I find myself, but it's still hard to be away from the people who have become, well, critical to my happiness. I just have to remind myself of the great JayMay lyrics, "And if you never stop when you wave goodbye, you just might find if you give it time, you will wave hello again." Maybe he's talking about romantic relationships (per usual) but I think it works all-around. So I will try to keep waving, metaphorically of course, don't want to attract stares, and hopefully I'll see you again soon.