Thursday, March 31, 2011

30 Days Thursday: Day 8

A moment you felt most satisfied with your life.

   I think I've had plenty of moments like that. Usually those moments are when I was with a really great friend or friends, Danza, or family. When you are just laughing so hard or you have the greatest butterflies or you are just with someone who makes you feel just so, as if everything, everywhere, all the time will be okay and you are just going with the flow. That is when I feel most satisfied with my life. I don't have times like that often, but like I said I've had plenty throughout my 21 years.

   For instance, I'll take the most recent time (just because its easier to remember) that I saw a dear friend Jacob. I was at the dentist and had come up there with my mom. I went to my appointment while she was getting her hair done and low and behold her hair cut takes waaay longer than my dentist appointment. So...there I am stuck without a ride. I called a cab and they claim they showed up where I was, but I didn't see them anywhere. So I tried again and they still didn't get it right even though I gave them the correct address. So, I started to text friends I knew that lived around there or that might be in town and could give me a ride, but that was hopeless as well. The one person that I didn't want to call, but I knew would be able to pick me up was Jacob. I didn't want to ask him because we have a past and although nothing has gone on between us in years and years, Danz is still a little iffy about us hanging out or whatever. But I seriously had no other option and had been sitting at the dentist's office for a little over an hour already.

   So, I just called him (making sure Danz was okay with it first, of course). Anyways, Jacob came and picked me up. When he got there he parked in the wrong parking lot and actually had to climb up the side of this bridge thing to where I was, haha. He brought me a record that he had gotten from the bands live show in town that had been signed by them. It was awesome. Then we did something I never do, especially at like 2 o'clock in the afternoon. We went to a bar. We got there and he had me make a playlist on the jukebox while he went to get us a couple of beers. We would choose songs back and forth between the two of us. We sat and we talked about some of the most random things. He was making me laugh with his witty humor. He really isn't a very goofy person like me, just a little sarcastic and as I said witty. I felt right at home in a place that I would normally find very uncomfortable. I think right then I just felt satisfied. I felt like I was doing somethin I wouldn't normally do with someone I normally wouldn't be with, yet I felt great about the stuff that extended beyond that. I felt like I had made great choices about my friends, about my fiance among other things. It's very hard to explain, but maybe if you read this article on "'Flow' Experiences" you can understand what I mean. Even though the article is geared towards sports, its still the same feeling I got that day and many other days as well. Like the day I met Danza or in high school when I would go on adventures with my friends. :)

Here is a (really old) picture of him for some reference haha. Not great quality, but ehh I never really took many pictures of him and I don't think any with :\

   I think I mostly wrote about him of all people, because like I said it was one of the most recent times it has happened, but also because if you know me then you need to know about this guy, haha. He has made a huge impact on my life as a friend. He taught me a lot about what I now know about music and culture and all that good stuff. I was seriously going in the wrong direction in life before I started talking to him and without knowing he steered me in the right direction. I've known him for around 9 years now, so since I was in 8th grade. He is probably the only friend I've had that long that I still talk to semi-regularly. I think I felt that way around him, because he was actually listening, like really listening to whatever I had to say. Not a lot of people do that now days. Lately I've been having a hard time dealing with that. So, I'm very grateful for friends like this.

 I'm sooo gonna catch shit for this post, haha...oh well.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos, and i have to agree. the best moments are spent with family and friends!