Rachel gave me a tattoo tonight! Hurt a little but nowhere near as badly as I was expecting. It’s beautiful, a little infinity that fits perfectly between Plymouth, Dearborn and Detroit. Love having my map on me. Love having friends who do beautiful random things like this.
I already made my first sunrise of the semester, and I’ve been here for like 16 days. Jessie and I stayed up so long with her baby hamster and just talking and laughing. I needed some realtalk and she definitely came through with it, I feel so much more aware and prepared for dealing with everything now. And it was her first sunrise, ever! Sharing sunrise is such a bonding thing—I still remember my first sunrise, after 8th grade on Ruchi’s porch with all the TAG girls. It’s just special. I feel like there’s no other way to thank her for our talk than to give her this sunrise.
In general, I’m feeling a lot better about everything right now. The whole night made me feel secure in the friendships I’m making/building, which is obviously huge given my issues in that area. To see someone and not think, “Oh, she was just bitching about me,” is really refreshing. I need this more. Luckily, there’s more days in this weekend! And more weekends in the semester. Oh, god.