It's about 6:40 in the morning and I am pretty much awake and have been the past 20 minutes. Just in case any of you forgot or didn't know, I hate getting up early. It's one of my least favorite things ever. And why then am I up so early you ask? Laundry. Another of my least favorite things to do, but that one must be done. I tried going back to sleep but to no avail so now I'm writing this and texting a friend who is at work.
Perhaps it wouldn't be so bad to be awake this early if I would start going to bed a little earlier. Last night I didn't get home until around 11:15 after having a nice night with a friend. We went out to dinner (even though we are poor students) and then when we got back to her house we just sat in the car and talked for two hours. It was great. We always have the best conversations late at night in the car. There is just something about cars that makes us relax and let our guards down I suppose because it happens a lot and we talk about anything that comes to mind, we just let our thoughts wander and the conversation goes right along with it.
Last night though was a break through. My friend told me things that she said she hadn't ever told any one and I'm so proud of her for opening up and trusting me enough to let me in. In those two hours I gained so much respect for her, she has had a tough life. Which I knew that, just not to the extent of things I learned last night. I already had a lot of respect for her living her life how she does despite the influences she has, but if it's possible I have even more respect.
I also gained a new perspective on how lucky I am to have the family and the life that I do. Yes, I already knew I have a great family but I'm so lucky that I have parents that love each other and all five of us children for who we are as individuals. They are always striving to do what's best for us and I love them greatly for that.
So there you have it, apparently my guard is down early in the morning too.