Santa Claus came early for me this year, in the form of a plane ticket home from the holidays. When I tell people I have the best friends in the world, I can use this as another prime example. Not only have they supported me through out the years as I made decisions that ranged from "Go head girl" to "Silent what?!! Why?!!!" Even with these indiscretions, they've always stood by and encouraged me through it all. I can only pray that the same can be same for me as a friend.
This week I got a call from one of these friends, informing me of the great news. Apparently, for the past couple weeks, unbeknownst to me, my friends were getting ready to change my outlook on Christmas 2011. I had it all planned out, I was going to spend this holiday in the City celebrating the end of my first semester of school with friends who were in town. Maybe I'd cook, go to a parade or just sleep. The details hadn't been finalized but all I knew was that I would be here in NYC. As these thoughts were going through my head, my friends in LA had started email and text message chains gathering money for a plane ticket for little ol me.
My first reaction to the news was silence. I was so shocked I couldn't form a sentence. Anyone who knows me, know that being at a loss for words is hard to come by these days. I then burst into uncontrollable tears. Imagine my tall behind in a quiet library attempting to cry silently. Yeah, Silent Scorpion was not that silent. I am so touched by the generosity, love and support from friends who I see as family. I'd like to thank each one of them from the bottom of my heart. And trust me I will, at some point during my time home, I'm hosting a holiday celebration. AKA I will be at a bar and you will be invited.
Merry Christmas everyone! I'm 22 days early I know but I can't help it, I'm ecstatic!
I'll see you soon LA.
Ps. Please don't ask me when I got so sappy. Blame the NY air.