While in college, I realized that with all of the stress and craziness, I need some "randomness" in my life. My best friends (also roommates) and I have spontaneous adventure nights that always turn into more than just a memorable moment. Freshman year, during Spring quarter, it was not unusual to find us driving down the street at midnight, racing to Tacobell for a soft taco, screeching to a halt in the Sonic drive-thru for a cherry lime-ade and then skipping over Dairy Queen to get a blizzard fix.
This past weekend was no different. Saturday, sitting on the couch, studying at the kitchen table, we all look at eachother, ask the "What are you craving?" question and jump in the car, pajamas and all, to drive to the grocery store for a jar of salsa and a bag of chips. The next day, bundled up inside and looking at the 16" of snow on the ground outside, we decide that Fro-Yo (frozen yogurt) sounds delicious. We pile in the truck, turn on the tunes and drive to our favorite place, Yogurt Land. We bundle up with the snow jackets and snow boots, plunder through the snow, tossing a snowball or two, tackling each other and laughing about how insane we are to even leave the house, but hey, we're together.
Now, I'm sitting at my favorite neighborhood cafe, Stellas, enjoying the company of my friends and trying desperately to raise my productivity level. Unfortunately, here I (we) are, writing a blog instead, laughing at Facebook quotes, reminiscing on the past two years of college and studying abroad and wondering what the next few years have in store for us.
My point is that I don't really remember a homework assignment from Freshman year of college, but I do remember our midnight food runs and practical jokes. I know who my best friends are and who I enjoy spending time with. I know that college is about my life, my experiences, my friends and remembering to do things in life that I truly enjoy and not to get too caught up with "business."
Just reminding myself of these few, VERY important things.
Live, Laugh, Love