There are those moments that you spend weeks preparing for and then you blink and it’s over. That is exactly what happened last week. All of these thoughts were going through my mind during my descent into Colorado. How could it be over already? Did it really happen? Most of all I felt a loss at how fleeting moments can be even when you are paying attention and appreciating those moments. But let’s start from the beginning.
I arrived in New York scared out of my mind. I have never been to this city and the thought of hailing a cab to the hotel was nerve wracking. But we did it. Seeing the faces of my dearest friends/admins could life be any better? Yes! We laughed and laughed and laughed some more. We stood in the cold and shivered & still laughed. We dined, drank and continued to laugh. Laughing about sums up our trip. We even giggled ourselves to sleep. There was not one moment where the absence of humor took over. To me this is what makes us an awesome team. We know how to have fun and we do it at every opportunity.
Well- why were we in New York freezing our tails off? There is nothing like going to the premiere of anything but Outlander takes the cake. Getting the chance to see Sam, Caitriona, Tobias and everyone else up close is extremely exciting. Watching your favorite show with hundreds of other fans is priceless. And the New York premiere was all that and more. Being asked to be a guest on the Dr. Oz show was shocking and literally had me shaking in my
boots heels. Sitting on the couch and high fiving Sam, well I would have never in a million years dreamt of that being a possibility yet it happened. I’ve seen the pictures. Because at this point that moment flew by so fast that the picture is all I have to remind me that I was not dreaming.
All of the anticipation was over in 15 minutes. And I am truly grateful for the experience. However what has saturated my heart with pride and love is turning and seeing the smiles of nine friends who embraced me with cheers and excitement. Who teasingly asked for my autograph. But that moment also ended. A hop, skip and two jokes later I was at the airport hugging my buddy bye.
Back on the plane the memories penetrating my mind the most were the moments spent with my friends but it was over too quickly. Me and Pocket Jamie were back home. And it hit me, one day this life will have felt that it has flown by that it was over too quickly. That one more laugh should have been shared. That one more, more should have been had. As I jumped in the car to drive home at 2am this song was playing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D5PtyrewSs (A Long December by Counting Crows), which was very representative of my feelings. But the next song that played just so happened to be one that my husband sings to me often. (My Type by Saint Motel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyVPyKrx0Xo) I couldn’t help but be elated.
I have an awesome life with amazing family & friends. Wonderful memories to reflect on.
I can not stop the fleeting moments but I can make sure that when I look back I know that I laughed and immensely enjoyed myself.
peace love happiness