As much as I live long hair, it feels nice to have something new.
Another blow has come this week. Another flood of memories and a heart wrenching realization that time goes way to fast. Hit so hard with the awareness that I must see the beauty of life at EVERY.GIVEN.MOMENT.
I sit mourning the loss of an old friend. We knew each other very well in nursing school. We had been such good friends 15 years ago. But life changes. Time passes. We lost touch. Always meant to “get together for a beer”. Dammit, she only lived a few blocks away, why didn’t I make an effort!?
I don’t even know where life took her. We hadn’t seen in each other in about 6 years. I don’t know why she killed herself, and I’ll never know the struggles she faced. In all honesty, I didn’t know her anymore, but I ever thought she had any depression, or problems with mental health. She was a carefree bubbly girl. She loved nature, coffee and cherries. I still remember her apartment vividly. I’ll miss you Mel, and think of you often.
Looks like 2 houses on my street have been sold. I’m a little sad to lose the one family because our kids were close in age, although I wouldn’t say we knew each other that well.
But it’s a little exciting to see two new families come to the neighbourhood. I’m really hoping for young kids, and maybe cool moms I can become friends with. We’ll see.