Marissa Gaal Leave a comment At the tail end of my college career, I imagined the hardest road bumps ahead would be finding a great job in a city I love and finding a cool pet-friendly downtown apartment to move all of my books and scented candles into by graduation.
Free air-conditioning and rent. What could get better than this?
I was startled awake by a loud knocking on the door. Yes, the very room I was sleeping in. I hurriedly packed my things, cleaned up, and moved to the comforts of the nearby living room where a beaten-up sofa welcomed me.
I have been couch-surfing ever since. Can it get any worse? I now own sufficiently few possessions that they can all fit in my car. My brother has been generous enough to provide a temporary room and a mailing address when I need it.
My friend Diane kindly let me stay at her home on my last job. I became jobless the day my last campaign ended in November. I also became legally single more than a year ago after a sad — if amicable — divorce. Divorce changed everything I had known about my place in the world and my future and left me lost and searching for meaning.
During this time, I grew increasingly isolated. So, yes, to sum up my life at the moment: Can it get any better? A tropical paradise, right outside my window When I returned, I started working on a series of independent and freelance jobs, work which I put very little effort into finding.
In fact, a recent project that came out of nowhere might actually turn into a full-fledged business. Not having a home has allowed me to travel up and down the beautiful state of California.
Not having a spouse has allowed me time to seek out many old friends, family friends, new friends, and blogger friends.
So many relationships which have been rekindled, refreshed and renewed. A beautiful view of the California bay. Are these the best of times? Or the worst of times? I find it hard to think of myself as unemployed, homeless, divorced and alienated from my parents.
I once hated change like you hate being pick-pocketed. It can be intrusive and inconvenient. Change can be unsettling, but it also spurs growth. Now, I welcome it. I used to demand that my life work out a certain way, always trying to be in control of the circumstances.Whenever we write about friendship — making new ones, maintaining old ones — the comment section not only explodes with wisdom, readers often make connections, too.
So, next up in our best reader comments series, we’re happy to share 12 smart thoughts on being buddies. On trying new things: “As the parent of four young kids, I was really craving adult time. A true friend is someone who is always there during the ups and downs, I actually have a song called 'True Friend'.
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It’s not always pretty, but friendships get us through the tough times. Apple at the moment is made up of Rhapsody as an application, which is a perfect start, nonetheless it is by now hampered via the lack of ability toward retail store domestically upon your iPod, and consists of a dismal 64kbps little bit selling price.
So me and my Best Friend Chrissy. Best and Funny Friendship Quotes. Only for best friends. Find this Pin and more on Friendship - Through the Ups and Downs by Darla McFarlane.
My Friendship with people means a lot to me it makes me very appreciative for the people in my life.