27 September, 2009
i've been back in texas for three weeks now, and i am having an absolutely wonderful time. having friends the way that i do is a concept that before my year away i completely took for granted. it wasn't until i was in a new place trying to make new friends that i was informed, in a way, that most people don't have friendships as deep and meaningful...and especially not in groups so large. the people in seattle thought lauren and i were strange because of how friendly we are and how willing we were to help people we "didn't even know". being back around people who assume we'll see each other every day and being back in a place where complete strangers talk to me everywhere i go is an insanely uplifting feeling.