So… I missed my first Friday Fives last week. Long story short, I was extremely sleep deprived and my cats chewed up my charger for my laptop. So I guess no one will ever know what happened to me during the week of April 6.
1. Bachelorette party in Minneapolis on Saturday. We went to a pizza-making class, danced for a couple hours and I was the recipient of a prize because I lost a game. The bachelorette and I go back to eighth grade and have some seriously great memories. Many of them involve MSN messenger, junk food, her sectional and sports (that we weren’t a part of). Here are a few of us pretending like we are having fun. Kidding. We totes were.
2. I received my first “f**k you Emily.” There’s obviously a story behind it, but it was not deserved at all. It really reminds me though that in life, we have different expectations of what a friendship is. Some think that being friends means texting everyday. Some think it’s checking in every once in a while with an occasional snapchat. What do you expect out of your friends? Do you fulfill the same “requirements” you expect of others? Just thinking out loud.
3. A weird thing happened to me on Monday. I had to do a presentation about an event I’m hosting for about 30 teachers or so. And. I didn’t get nervous! I hate talking in front of people. Get me one-on-one with you and I could talk for hours and not be remotely nervous at all. But put me in a room where tons of people are watching me (or not watching and playing with their phones and being completely rude) and I want to curl up in a ball and die. That isn’t happening as much anymore and I think it’s simply because of respetition! #PTL
4. Scandal finale was last night. Does anyone else beside me live and breathe for Olivia Pope? Sleepover time with Hales.
5. We hosted some people from Lincoln, Nebraska in Des Moines for work all-day Thursday. They have a ton of experience in community building, something we are really new at doing. We went to visit them last fall and now roles reversed and we got to show off the projects we are doing and are planning to do in our neighborhoods. Although we still have a lot of ground to cover, it was a great experience to show off our city.