Felt unbelievably uplifted after an amazing phone conversation with the exquisite @amandanatov, so I got all dolled up for my night out with my handsome BF and his lovely family. So glad that @kayyx3marie & @laceyleebumblebee were able to join us this time👭! So blessed to be surrounded by such beautiful, loving family. ❤️💃 #familyiseverything #famdinner #lotsoflaughs
“I hope no one ever hurts you as much as you’re hurting me right now,” he said as I drove him back to the airport, a week earlier than he’d expected. We hugged in the fluorescent terminal. We didn’t kiss this time. And then I said goodbye to my best friend.
Six months earlier, I came to South Africa on a research grant from the U.S. government and made a startling discovery about post-college life: Most people in the world aren’t looking for new friends. Removed from the world of communal dining halls and 24-hour libraries, from damp, dark frat parties crammed with hundreds of people exactly my age and in exactly the same stage of life, I was facing down the fact that making friends requires effort — a lot of it.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.