Sunday, November 17, 2013
Friday was the groundbreaking for the high rise I will be moving into in 2015. Rain was forecast, but it was a beautiful day with sunshine and clear skies. After the requisite speeches, board members for the high rise dipped their shovels into a pile of sand (That's not them above--it's a generic picture).And then we got in line for a buffet lunch.
I only knew one couple in the crowd and I didn't see them until after I'd filled my plate, so as the line inched forward, I glanced around. Suddenly I felt as if I were in first grade all over again, surrounded by people I didn't know.. Which of these current strangers would end up being my friends? Who would I spend time with, chat with, confide in? A whole new chapter will be opening up, and I wonder how I will fill the pages. I'm pretty shy, so the thought is exciting and scary at the same time. Well, I tell myself I made it through first grade; I'll navigate this change, too, and pretty soon I'll feel at home.
Posted by thelmaz at 6:13 PM