So, I had been having a few crappy days. It all started when I published my last post. The topic made me think about what happened and made me sad 😦 And then my mom said something that made me sad. And then Prince Player told me something that made me sad. I don’t even remember what they said! And then finally, work was an absolute disaster on Friday and Monday.
And Tuesday I worked overtime.
Today, well it’s 2 am so I should say “yesterday”, but yes- yesterday I slept in. And when I woke up, my phone was FULL. Full of notifications.
Several from my readers at wordpress 🙂
Some emails from my boss
A Snapchat from Jeanette
A Snapchat from “Prince Player”
Some “likes” and comments on Facebook on the photo I posted last night
A Facebook message from Hillary
WAIT WHAT. I pause when I see that notification.
Hillary, was my best friend in high school (aside from Steven). She dropped her bag next to my desk in 2nd period World History class freshman year and the rest was history. She was there when I first began writing, we went to many parties, and we were on the golf team together!
When she went to California and I stayed in Illinois for college, we lost touch. But we would always message each other when we see that we’ve accomplished something, it was our birthdays, or just if we thought of one another .
So today, I open that Facebook message.
“So I’m in Boston lol. Are you around?”
Hillary wants to do lunch and I don’t believe it. I have not seen this girl in 5 years. So many friends of mine have come to visit Boston, but none really reached out to me.
I quickly get ready and agree to meet Hillary.
An hour later, I look around for her, and I see a gal with beach blonde hair, sunglasses, looking like she’s in LA instead of Boston-
“OH MY GOD” I say.
“HELLO!!!!!” Hillary says smiling.
Hug hug hug hug hug.
We order Mango sangria’s and catch up on our lives in literally 10 minutes. It’s like NOTHING has changed at all. There’s not many people I’d day drink with, but Hillary is an exception.
I Snapchat everything and ask Hillary to tell my friends what I was like in high school.
“You were crazy, like insane, but you always had a smile on you face” Hillary says.
I stop my video. I melt. I forgot that.
She asks me if I made a lot of friends here in Boston. I tell her I did.
“I would be surprised if you didn’t. You are so personable” she responds.
I melt. I forgot that.
She also asked me if I was still writing.
I melt. I forgot that I began writing at such an early age!
After we’re done drinking and eating, Hillary wants to see the baseball park. Luckily, I live in that area, so I take her there.
Silly troublemaker Hillary tries to sneak in because we can’t find a way in, but we eventually find a person that is selling tickets to get a tour of Fenway Park and buy tickets.
Hillary was a softball player in high school so this was really important to her. We walk all over the stadium and take lots of pictures.
When we’re done, Hillary wants some postcards so I take her the bookstore and we pick out a few cute ones. She is writing them when we realize she has an extra.
“Who do I send this to?” she asks confused.
“I have no idea. The last time I sent a postcard was when I was in Dubai and it was to Mr. Klien and some girls on the team” I say laughing. Mr. Klien was our golf coach and AP Government teacher.
Her eyes widen. “THAT’S IT! We’re sending this to Mr. Klien!!!”
We laugh so hard and write a note to him.
Guess who bumped into each other here in Boston? Couldn’t help but talk about AP Government and golf! We hope you are well!
And we signed our names 🙂 He’s going to love it.
And then it was time for Hillary to leave
But saying goodbye to her wasn’t tough. One thing about Hillary is, she’s not sad unless she absolutely has to be.
So when her Uber arrived, she was like, “Okay bye! I’ll text you!”. Like I’ll see her tomorrow or something haha.
And I love that about her.
And I love that she surprised me today. Is it just me, or is a surprised visit better than a planned visit???
She has made my entire Summer.
Thanks Hillary, for reminding me who I was and who I still am ❤