Yesterday, Raven joined me for Happy Hour time. She’s too young to drink but she enjoys the occasional outing, especially if there’s food involved. We are both foodies!
We went to a tapas bar not far from our house – just us, as mom didn’t want to go – got a pint of coke and 3 dishes each. We agreed to drop our phones so we could talk and have a good time together. It’s not that hard as we love each other’s company anyway.
We did talk a lot, even about dating and the types we like/dislike. It was fun. After a while, I noticed her attention kept on drifting to a large group behind us. I couldn’t see them but I could definitely hear them.
They were loud and carefree; they were talking and laughing without a care in the world.
I was flooded by a sense of longing: longing to have a group like that, to go out for a last minute Friday happy hour and simply have fun; longing to have someone to hold my hand and share a smile, knowing we are together but still love being with friends.
I miss that so much. I am working on rebuilding my friendships. I am aware that takes time and I’m not giving up.
I had a wonderful weekend with my Wattpad author friends but they don’t happen enough. How I wish we all lived closer.