I’ve used the term “small world” a decent amount in my life. I’m not sure how my frequency of use compares to others on a national or world average, but I feel like I use it above average. For example, two people whom I met and got to know during a short and stressful six week period for the military are now/will be living within 100 miles of me. I find this quite amazing because I was brought together with these two among hundreds of people who go through the same training we did on a yearly basis.
I’m not sure on the exact stats but there are a handful of these classes each year. Each class is around 100-120 people, so maybe 300-500 people per year? On top of that, each class has multiple flights of about 12-15 people. These two that I live so close to now were both in my flight of 15 and one of them was my roommate. Those odds are getting too close now to just be coincidence.
I’m really excited for my friend Holly to be moving to Austin. She was really strong during training, and she helped push me through when I questioned why I was even there. She has friends who live in Austin already, but hopefully she’ll want to hang out with me every once in a while. It’s been hard for me to make friends in a new city, especially of the female type. Making girl friends is definitely not something I know how to do well.
I’m meeting with her on Wednesday after work so it’ll be good to catch up. A lot of stuff has happened in the four years that has past since we were brought together. We moved to Austin a couple years after, we’ve all gone through job changes, and Holly got married recently. I’m hoping Dylan can come along as well so we can all chat together. Holly has a great faith and I feel like her and her husband could maybe be a great couple to hang out with (although she’s looking at living way up north :( ). Maybe I can convince her otherwise.
Anyways, I hadn’t written for a while so I thought I should. Busy type week this week. Dentist appointment in just over an hour, job interview (I’ll talk more on that depending on how it goes) tomorrow, meeting with Holly on Wednesday, Trans Siberian Orchestra Thursday (YES), then it’s Friday already, not to mention still waiting on word from the service department on our vehicle situation, last minute shopping for my mom (I don’t know what to get her!!), and regular work busy-ness. The end of the year always seems to bring on this crazy rush I never understand.
Good luck everyone. Hopefully your end-of-year isn’t as crazy!