Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Old friends & introspection

(Original post date: Wednesday, February 06, 2008)

It's been a busy couple of weeks... old friends keep popping up, and I've found and reconnected with a couple of others. It's a mixed bag - reconnecting with old friends. While it is so much fun to meander down memory lane, it's also a lot like being naked. We're talking about people who knew me when I was naive and trying like hell to fit in... trying like hell not to miss anything. Talking with old friends has been about fond memories, but it's also been about mending bridges and coming to terms with things that I thought I'd left behind years ago.... things it turns out I didn't handle as well as I could have. So, to anyone to whom I was bitchy or disloyal, to anyone to whom I was dismissive or otherwise unkind - I apologize, truly, from the bottom of my heart. Unless you deserved it! Simmer down, I'm just kidding.

Anyway, all of this has made me spend some time answering the following question: who am I? I've found that there's more than one answer to that question (pointing in a crooked line). I'm a wife, a mom, a sister, a friend, a teacher, an ex-rebel, an ex-Jersey girl (though you're never really an EX-Jersey girl)... So I haven't come to any conclusions, but I'm working on it, and I'll keep you posted.

I know, you're pinned to your seat.


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