Saturday, March 10, 2007

A Bittersweet Adieu

For the first time in my life, yesterday, I actually screamed when I got into my car after work with no one else around. Maybe it's not such a movie cliche after all. People (or just I) apparently really do this. And boy did it feel good. Yesterday wasn't so much a bad day, just a very intense day. The accumulation of an intense week. The screaming was followed by a cigarette, loud music, beautiful weather, and all the windows rolled down while driving down the expressway. Quite cathartic.

Now that the crazy is out of me, I'm on to my next challenge. Tonight we are throwing a party for one of my past teachers from India. She's a wonderful person and has always related well to us mere grad students. In fact, she was my saving grace immediately following Katrina as she showed me the benefits of online counseling. I actually hate the idea of online counseling, but that's a whole other post. But she did help me immensely. So tonight she and her husband are coming to say their last goodbyes for awhile and head back to India on Monday. It should be fun. We're having a potluck dinner/drunkfest at Chris and Angela's and the guest list is pretty sizable. We'll probably head out to the casino after that so that I can loose money that I don't have.

We've made a pact with my teacher that we will come visit her in India in due time. I need to stop promising all of these really out of town friends that I will come visit them. I've never really heard of rich counselors, but it looks like I'll have to be one to support just my reading habits (or book buying habits) and my travel interests.


Jessica said...

Some out of town friends are more important than others :)

Chris said...

lol...but of course