Sunday, January 29, 2006

A Good Time

I love my weekends now. I remember times during my first year in college where I felt completely alone. My friends from hs were too busy to hang out or even speak to me on the phone. School was my only social event and though I did meet people and were friendly with them, our friendships never lasted longer then 1 semester. I felt bummed. As you can imagine my weekends stunk even more. I had an off and on relationship (with an ex) and plans were always canceled at the last minute. Even my best friend had her own love relationships and was too busy to see what was up with me.

The only one good benefit from this all? I did great in school. School was the only thing that kept me busy and I drowned in my work. I made the deans list which led to a dinner with all of my fellow honor-roll classmates and President of my University.

I have to say that all the negativity changed in my second year when I met Jay almost a year and a half ago-although my grades continue to stay the same :). Through him I meet all kinds of friends, go to all kinds of places, and learn so many new things! A year and a half later, I am lonely no more and my self confidence is getting higher. I am no longer friends with those people who never had the time for me and because of them I know which way NOT to act.

I learned that I have to put people first and everything else second since I may be the most successful person in the world but if I don't have anyone standing next to me then it won't be worth anything. So I always make time for people, no matter how busy I am during the day. I just wished my friends had done this when I needed them 2 years ago! Ohwell, you live and you learn.

So this past weekend I had the chance to see Jay's band perform at a bar/restaurant called the Blarney Stone in NYC. It is right across the street from Madison Square Garden for those of you that know. They played well! They are a local punk rock band that are in it for the fun. Jason took one sole picture of me which is the one that you see.

As you can see I had a good time...finally :)


xxroxymamaxx said...

I just love to go out and see bands.  And I bet it's a blast in NYC.  I'm so glad you've found Jason and that he is so good to you.  You deserve him.  Love the pic.  GBU, Shelly :o)

sazzylilsmartazz said...

"I am no longer friends with those people who never had the time for me and because of them I know which way NOT to act."

Hi Joanna,
This is a terrific entry and reminds me of my freshmen years. I'm sure many of us  have experienced the same feelings you have addressed but the quote above is magnificent.    
Growth is tough sometimes but apparently you reaped rewards of good gpa's and wisdom to boot.
I understand exactly how you feel about Jay. Sean came into my life like a sun ray:)
Best wishes,