My weekend was an exercise in contrasts. Friday night, I'd organized some Farewell Drinks with colleagues, which is the standard practice around here. I was encouraged by many of my coworkers to have a proper venue where they could say goodbye. Since I'm in sales and am, therefore, field based, I don't have tons of coworkers that I would consider friends enough to see on a Friday night. I made the list, counted it twice, and it totaled 15 people. The email went out a couple of weeks ago, and many people RSVP'ed yes. However, when Friday rolled around, the excuses started pouring in. What started as 10, began to dwindle as 'family issues', 'a bad night's sleep', 'more family issues', and 'other engagements' chimed into my phone.
The alcohol wasn't sitting well with me, and my girlfriend was on a crazy, drunken mission to Surry Hills, when I made a last-minute decision to call it a night and hopped into a cab. At that point, I just longed to be home with my husband. A person in my life who would never find an excuse that was more important than me. It was the eve of his birthday, and it seemed like that was where I belonged all along.
To be honest, I didn't even want to blog about it, because there's something even worse about saying it out loud. But I guess this is my way of proving to myself that it's okay to be disappointed in the moment, but then to bounce back because my life is full of people who love and support me.
Funny enough, it seemed the Universe wanted to remind me of that as well. On Saturday, J and I had an amazing brunch on the water for his birthday. Then, we went to play mini-golf with friends. What started out as 4 of us, quickly grew into 14 people--and several of our friends unexpectedly decided to join at the last minute. We had an amazing day, and I soaked in all the laughs, and smiles, and memories. Our friend Prue surprised us with birthday cakes--complete with candles and presents! The sun shined all day, and it was simply perfect in every way.
And, what's even better, I got back-to-back hole in one's on the first two holes of the course!
I'm glad my focus has returned to love and gratitude....and fun.
How was your weekend?