I would love to do a little soul bearing over a green chai latte, and I would love for you to do the same. There is nothing quite like just talking things out with a good friend:
...I would tell you how scared and worried and angry I am about the current legistative changes happening in the world of Colorado wildfire and its direct effect on my job. If this week is any indicator, I would probably get teary-eyed and eventually need a change of subject.
...I would probably vent to you my frustrations of dividing out an agency that is like a family simply to appease the public. I would also admit that there is more going on than just public appeasement, but that I have doubts about the legitimacy of all of the motivating factors behind the decision.
...I would tell you how obsessed I currently am with Jason Aldean's Fly Over States. It's my go-to song for my morning drive into work.
...I would tell you that I never realized what a strain differing core values can have on a relationship (of any kind), and how it feels nearly impossible to fully reconcile the feelings in order to ease the strain. I wake up each morning wondering if this combination of disappointment and guilt that periodically hits me is supposed to be my new normal. Needless to say, I don't "just get over" things well and being a dweller isn't playing out in my favor.
...I would tell you how absolutely gorgeous this Colorado Spring has been, but how badly we could use some rain storms...fingers crossed we get a couple this weekend!
...I would tell you how excited I am to go to the 1st birthday party for the son of one of my best friends. I cannot believe Landon is already 1, and I just want to squeeze him on Saturday.
...and I would tell you how nice it is to talk about some of these things. And, how comforting it is to just type some of these statements. I feel a little better already.