T-Minus 12ish hours there will be one less Monkateer left in my house.
No more lil birdies for me to watch.
To laugh with.
…And I may or may not have some puffy eyes to hide tomorrow…
The last bestie standing is going back home for the rest of the summer and, yes I just made that overly dramatic but I’m really gunna miss my Rita.
Selfishly I want her to stay, but I also want her to go back home to see her parents. She hasn’t been back to China in a year and so I’m so happy that she has the chance to visit with her family for a lil while before school starts up again.
I feel as if this summer has really been a blessing though. I decided to stay mostly for her because my job really doesn’t force me to stay in Guelph at all and I don’t regret that decision what-so-ever. As close as we were already, I feel as though this summer has really allowed for us to bond in a new way.
You could really say we were attached at the hip most days and so it’s going to be very strange to be on my own for this last month.
We said we were gunna explore Guelph more this summer and thanks to the beautiful weather, we have!
She showed me the arboretum for the first time and I got to be her photo subject.
We went back and forth via bus to whole foods and lululemon as I now have her addicted to all things expensive apparently.
We gymed together.
We had nightly walks that consisted of those deep feeling talks…ya know, girl things.
We finally went canoeing!
I got to train her and I got this STRONG lady doing both squats and deadlifts PLUS facing her fear of bench pressing.
I’m also just proud of her in general. This year was a big changing year for her throughout the school year in her own personal growth and confidence. She pushed so hard and got amazing grades this year, which is made even more impressive because obviously we work in english here and she’s only been in Canada for 3-4 years now. She had her first interview and got a great volunteer position in her field. This process was huge because she is always nervous about writing and speaking due to the english component but she’s doing more amazing then she will ever see in herself.
But I see it…
Although I’m only 3 years older then her, I feel this need to guide her like a ‘mama’ would (guess that’s why both my housemates nicknamed me as such) so she reaches for new opportunities that she may feel she can’t do. I may go overboard once and a while and maybe push too hard (and I’m sure she wants to run away at that point), but I do it because I care.
This post really is sounding like I’m sending my child off to school or something, but I’m just letting my thoughts roll. She’s one of my best friends and I love seeing her gain more and more confidence in herself because she deserves to feel as awesome as she truly is.
Now as I see the time ticking away, I think it will finally hit me soon enough that she will be gone as of 6am tomorrow morning and then I may just
ball my eyes out whimper a lil bit.
I hope you’re so excited to be home and get to do everything and see everyone you haven’t done and seen for the past year.
Mama loves ya