An involuntary sigh slid out as I checked the screen where the gates were listed I couldn’t believe I was moving away from New York, the city I loved and lived in for 7 years, throughout college and my first post college job. I mean, I was leaving 5th Ave (not that I could afford much there, but still), cupcake places galore, Soho, Central Park, my college friends, not to mention all the fab restaurants I still had on my food bucket list. As I scanned the departures, I felt my phone vibrate.
Hey Maddie! Take off yet? Can’t wait to see you! Oh – and get ready, it’s -15 degrees right now! LOL.
I gritted my teeth as I thought to myself. What kind of idiot moves to Minneapolis in January? This kind, apparently. As I walked to the gate, I wrote back to Jessie:
Da hell – you’re kidding me, right? How did you ever get me to agree to this idea anyway? You best break out an electric blanket and hot toddies second land if you know what’s good for you. See ya in 4 hours.
Jessie is my cousin, and one of my best friends in the world. We grew up like sisters in Connecticut and I was incredibly sad when she left for college in my sophomore year of high school. We kept in touch but it wasn’t the same as having a big sister/cousin living next door. I went away to college at NYU while she got a full ride at Boston University, and our visits shrank down to just a few times a year, especially after she graduated and was accepted into the University of Minnesota for a PhD program in chemistry. Which, I have to give props to her. I mean, a PhD in chemistry? Who does that?? The idea of organic chemistry makes me want to weep.
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