Just under a month ago, I joined Snapchat. This was mostly because my intern made me do it. I kept thinking it wasn't safe, it was stupid, and I just wouldn't use it. Color me shocked when one of the first snaps I get is from one of my best friends from high school and they live in the same city as me.
I immediately thought, who the hell just moves here out of nowhere? Oh wait, I did. I was immediately pumped because I have very little connections to my high school friends. I talk to maybe 2 friends. Distance and busy schedules are just sometimes way to much over the years.
We agreed we would go out for coffee. Well I pretty much don't do coffee so we did guacamole instead. We met at The Hoppy Gnome, one of my favorite places in town. The next weekend, I introduced him to the joys of Two EE's and the Weekends Uncorked series. It was chilly and breezy, they were serving Malbec again, and of course the music was fantastic. We got the chance to talk about some uncomfortable topics from the last time all of our old friends were together as a group, and I was finally given some peace.
It's funny how you can go through so much turmoil in your head for years, and one conversation can change everything. One of the songs I listened to on repeat all of those years ago before having a little bit of "fallout" with my high school friends was a song called I'm Looking Forward to Looking Back on These Days" by Mandy Moore. And I know you loved me in your way, I'm looking forward to looking back on these days, And I'm fine, but I'm not okay, I'm looking forward to looking back on these days.
I'm okay. It's kind of funny looking back. Why are we all so stupid in our late teens and early twenties?