I ran into a once upon a time friend last night while waiting for K to go to the movies. She recognized me first. Sitting outside of shoppers with her dog. A dog which oddly I have been thinking about a lot lately .
Seeing her was also odd because our lives in many ways used to be the same. Now there are no similarities. She is not even teaching anymore. Off on leave due to stress. Some kind of breakdown.
It made me pause and realize just how much my life has changed. Home, status, job. In less than one year more changed than in the previous eight or nine. For so many years I used to ffeel like I was in a holding pattern waiting for my life to begin.
Seeing her last night