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This past weekend, Aaron and I had brunch with two of my old roommates. I lived with them during (for lack of better words) a strange period of my life. Without divulging too many details, since that is not the point of the post, I lived with them during a major period of unintended transition in my life and pretty significant struggle. I was thinking about moving home, was confused about the future of my relationship, and questioning my sense of place in DC.
Well, I found that and more. My roommates turned out to be really incredible and fascinating people, and in relationships with equally as terrific of people. And if not for this serendipitous housing arrangement, our paths probably would have never crossed.
We don’t have many friends in common aside from each other so we have to be intentional about meeting up. We try to grab brunch every few months and it’s always as if we saw each other just the day before. The conversation flows as steadily as the mimosas and it’s not just the surface level stuff (though we do make time to catch up about Real Housewives). Brunch turns into an all day affair full of real life chats, laughs, and more mimosas. These are really special friends and the type of people you feel really lucky to have in your life. The type of friends who make your heart feel full and your mind at peace. All because I responded to a posting on Craiglist during what I thought to be a life pit.
It’s in these life moments devoid of expectation, like finding roommates on Craigslist, where blessings seem to be most plentiful. Too often we wear our expectations like lenses which can blind us from seeing the opportunity the Universe intentionally puts on our path. I’m the first to admit I get caught up in expectations but this weekend was the reminder I needed to start my week. So, let my brunch serve as your reminder, too. Life works in funny ways. Remove your blinders and keep your eyes open so you don’t miss it.