I am so, so lucky. I have some of the best friends in the world. We don’t all live near each other, and I don’t get to see some of them nearly as often as I wish I could. Some of them, I have yet to meet in person. But they’re like family, chosen family. Without them, I wouldn’t be who I am. I wouldn’t write, if it weren’t for the encouragement they give me. KT, R, E, L, and my grandmother, they all make me who I am. I couldn’t do it without them. Someday, when I actually get a novel published, my dedications will be to them. Those 5 people are the ones who have encouraged me all along. And I love them.
One of my friends got some awesome news last month, and that was followed by lots of suspense, and then more awesome news. And it makes me thrilled beyond words. Partially, because she’s wonderful and deserves every bit of happiness this world has to give her. Partially, because I had a little bit to do with one of them (can’t claim any credit on the other, lol!). And partially, because it reminds me that it CAN and DOES happen. And oddly? It takes more time, and less time, than you’d think sometimes. Ergh, I know I’m being vague, because she hasn’t announced it yet, so I’m not going to spill her beans. But trust me, both good news things are fantastic, and I’m over the moon thrilled for her.
But the SUSPENSE was murder. Waiting and waiting, and then getting a “Hey, still working on it, will let you know next week” lead to more waiting and waiting. All the while, I had an inkling that it was going to be good news, but I had no way to prove it, and I didn’t want to be wrong. And when it finally WAS good news, I think I was as happy for her as I would have been for myself with that news!
When your friends find happiness, do you get excited for them? Does the suspense while something’s in limbo drive you insane?