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Wish You Were Here

{Image by Heather Waraska.}

Now that the dust has settled from our cross-country move, I have a little more time to think. And suddenly I find myself really, really missing all of my good friends. One of the tricky things about being in the theatre industry in particular is that you and the people you love are constantly on the move. My closest friends are scattered all over the place — New York, Colorado, Florida, California, and everywhere in between. And especially now that we’ve separated ourselves permanently from NYC, there are even fewer friends coming and going.

I know that we’ll get to know people here. And I know that they’ll be wonderful people. But what I really want, in my stubborn dream world, is to pick up all of my bests and put them right down next to me. I want the people that I already know and love, and I want the comfort of knowing that they know and love me. It’s such a wonderful adventure that Mr. Lovely and I are on, and it would just put me right over the moon to have all of my friends here to share it.

Annnnnnd now here we are back in the real world. My friends aren’t magically appearing in California any time soon. So we phone and Skype and write and text, and try to take advantage of all of this technology that makes the world so small. Of course it helps, but it doesn’t take the place of knocking on a friend’s door and sitting down for a good chat.

In any case, of course I’ll be fine. And I count myself lucky to have come to a point in life that I have these wonderful people to miss. (They’re really the best people out of all the people.) And what about you? Who are you missing today? Let’s have a little tribute. xoxo

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11 thoughts on “missing

  1. I will move from Finland to Norway next saturday. Already now missing everyone and everything. Byt Im ready for new adventures while holding on to the old ones too 🙂

  2. We moved to Texas two years ago, and sadly, it’s still hard for me. No matter how many people I meet here, there is just something irreplaceable about being able to call up an old friend and meet for coffee on a whim, which isn’t possible for me either.

  3. I’m missing my bestest friend, who lives within my state, but far away! Hang in there, thinking of you!

    1. Thanks Maria! It’s so tricky, isn’t it? It’s interesting how life takes people in different directions and you just have to find ways to keep the friendships strong.

  4. My husband and I moved to Texas almost a year ago, and the hardest part has been the feeling that all of my best friends from CO are moving on and doing fine without me. New friends are great, but it will definitely take time for those new friendships to feel like they’re as great and strong as the old.

    1. Ooh, that’s another tricky thing — seeing the friendships in your old place continue when you’re not there. I guess the best thing you can do is continue to foster the relationships however you can from a distance.

  5. I’m missin my momma. She’s in Modesto, and I’m in Eugene OR. We moved up here about 2.5 years ago, and I’ve only seen her 3 times in those 2.5 years. Makes my heart hurt. But, the move is what was best for my family, so had to do it. Still … I miss her.

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