I'm here!!! I'm in Texas, the flattest state Ive ever seen! As I sit across from my soul sister and artistic match - we sip our coffee, edit our photos, and chat about life.
There are smiles, a cardinal singing in the yard, and a husband at home who is doing his first real full day with all three children on his own (YOU CAN DO IT BABY!). Today will be a day at the beach, in shops, and then an over night just girls in our own hotel room. The world (or Texas) is our oyster!
The flight seemed to take forever. The airport a guessing game disaster if you asked me, but I do presume since I'm here that really it all went okay. I didn't expect for goodbyes in New York to be so hard... who was I to think I could just leave everyone, hop a plane, and not shed any tears!? Fantasy land. The worst was watching my husbands face get smaller and smaller and harder to see as I stood on the security line. Of course I did security wrong, almost forgot to take off my shoes, and was poked fun of by the security officers when I raised my hands over my head in the futuristic scanner. Needless to say my anxiety was running a muck! Literally dragging me up and down the coast of New Jersey.
Arriving at my gate I got on line to board and realized that I was not meant to be there yet, I did NOT want to end up in Chicago! So I did the walk of embarrassed shame, sat down with my adrenaline headache and nearly bawled. An hours wait found me pulling up my big girl panties to find some ibuprofen and a drink. A little jumping up and down in my head and a "I did it", and I was calming down a bit (thanks adrenaline crash). From there it was a delayed take off and being squished against the window by a larger than life line backer sort of fellow. Next to him sat a mouthy New Jersey-esque who did nothing but complain of texas, the flight, and advice on where to eat (complete with routes and street names). Did I mention the flight seemed to take for-eva!?
All was good when we landed and a sudden rush of excitement took over. My soul sister of more than 7 years awaited me just past security! There she was! We hugged, we squealed, and we headed straight for the nearest thrift outlet! (poppin' tagsssss). It's amazing how two people that jive so well via text and skype, jive so naturally in person too. It's like we have been with each other before, everything just fits!
It is in my opinion that EVERY friend should be a BEST friend. The people you take into your life should not be sub-par but everything you want in a friend. Treat each friend in your life like they are your only because they deserve that treatment. They love you, you love them, and love is not a half assed sort of emotion.
Jax is so wonderful in person! She's quirky, sweet, and has a little southern drawl. She raps in the car, carries her old starbucks cup into starbucks to throw it out and receive and newly brewed handful. Jax is petite, sweet, and silly as a lamb hopping through fresh spring grass. It's amazing to see all of her artwork in person! It's everywhere and reminds me of my own home with my artistic things strewn into every nook and cranny. Here I can actually touch her work, see all the in progresses, and kick her in the ass when I see there are new things that have not yet appeared in her etsy shop or blog (mmm hmmm guuuurl)
Visit Jacquies blog here to read about her side of our story and visiting adventures!