May 27, 2008

The Good Stuff!


What a fun THREE-DAY weekend I had! You have no idea how luxurious it felt to lounge by the pool for three days, spend time with my sweet husband, and just relax. I probably spent too much time in the lovely sun considering how I burned my butt off…it seriously feels like my butt is going to fall off which just might be a good thing considering my most recent post. But anyway, today I am back at work and nothing has changed. The office is still way too cold, I have 1000 emails to read, and the fax machine still has a paper jam. I have decided to ignore all of this however and focus on the good stuff…like how thankful I am to have a job (even if this particular job is the bain of my existence), Drew P, my family, my friends and my upcoming river floating trip!!! This weekend I will have to test my confidence…I, Ashley Porter, will be putting on my bathing suit in the presence of strangers and will be ok with it. I figure if I keep telling myself this, it will happen. It will…it has too!! But who cares, I am going to have a blast. I am anxious to reunite the “original beeshes” as we call ourselves and have fun like we used to. This brings to mind a year of college that cannot go unmentioned…

As I was lying by the pool this weekend I had flashbacks to my junior year at Texas A&M. I like to refer to this year as the time I went on a year-long tropical vacation which happened to be free of any expense other than the demise of my grades. I can’t even call this place a dorm…it was literally a resort where there were multiple pools, your meals were cooked for you, your room was cleaned…all you had to do was go to class and I didn’t even do that (I cannot tell a lie). My roommate and eventual best friend Jen and I lived the life of luxury, thanks to our parents, and barely made it through the year alive for reasons I am too embarrassed to mention…nothing horrible of course, just the usual college antics. The day we moved out and peeled out of the parking lot for the last time, I thought I would miss it more than words can describe. But you know what…I don’t. Not even for a second. The things I miss from those days I still have…my best friends, Drew Porter, memories. I was a different person back then that I can honestly say I do not wish to be. It feels good to have responsibilities and a family to take care of, even if it only consists of me, Drew and Grenade (el gato) for now. While I love to look back on those days, I love even more to look forward at this point.

So back to reality and back to work. Only three days until the ultimate river floating trip of a lifetime and only three days to try on my ten bathing suits to see which one is acceptable. I’m still thinking about wearing the circa 1985 leopard print thong though…

More reminiscing to come…

2 comments:

RevealingTooMuch said...

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-Kelly

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