I’m out of here!
I’m heading to see friends in Colorado and Wyoming.
I’m not sure if many of you know this, I earned my graduate degree at the University of Denver.
Married, pregnant, and a new mom. I didn’t have much time to make friends. In fact, that’s my biggest regret of graduate school.
You see, I don’t have a naturally magnetic personality. Shocking, I know. But my friends will tell you that they thought I was mean when they first saw/met me. I think that’s due to my natural tendency to keep things to myself (even though I have a blog, ha!) and say what I think and feel with a very small filter.
I’ve been told I appear to be stand offish, stuck up, mean, and aggressive at first. So you can see why I’m amazed that I have a husband and friends! But I think that’s because I do warm up quickly to people I like.
But in graduate school I didn’t really have time to socialize.
I was figuring out what it meant to be married, pregnant, and a student. While some of my peers went to class and happy hour, I was doing laundry for two, eventually three, cooking meals, cleaning, and studying.
When we found out we’d be expecting a baby I had to rev up my academic program. I started my internship in late July so that I could have 6 weeks of internship maternity leave.
We came home with Bean on a Saturday and I went back to class on Monday. I had to keep my focus so that I could graduate on time. So friends were an after thought.
But I did manage to make three friends while I was there.
Mozart and I became friends with Kelly instantly. She’s one of THE most beautiful (inside and out) people I know. And man, you talk about a contagious and amazing laugh, she has it. She’s absolutely sweet and we’re so glad our friendship has continued.
Melissa in Wyoming didn’t become my friend so quickly. You see, I thought it was weird that she was so friendly. I actually thought she was nosey. But what I found out, through her amazing persistence, is that people from Wyoming are just naturally friendly and she didn’t give up on me. Which I’m glad she didn’t because she’s also very amazing. And incredibly witty.
These two ladies are hosting me for a week! This is a long time coming and I’ll be gone from my family for a whole week. But not to worry.
The babes are off with their Philly family, eating Haitian food and growing inches (cause that’s what Haitian food does to people..it’s SO good) and Mozart is hanging out with his best friend at home in Syracuse. Bachelor pad style.
We wont all be together again until July 30th.
I’m really excited though. I will miss my family but I’m looking forward to reconnecting with friends and hitting up some of my favorite places to eat in Denver like Jamba Juice (I worked there in graduate school) and Noodles & Co.
I’m going to see real cowboys and a real rodeo in Wyoming! We’re going to a concert (I’ve never been to one!) and I’m excited to eat at a few steak houses and do...whatever it is people do in Wyoming.
In the mean time I have some guest bloggers lined up (including Mozart!!) and I’ll be active on Instagram, so check me out (link is the little camera on the right sidebar).
Have you ever been to Wyoming? If so, what did you do there?