Although it's still some 5 months away before I leave for India, plans are slowly becoming realities, more and more so with visits to the travel agency, lonely planet travel guide for India in hand, yoga retreat being paid for, etc… I have been feeling a rush of emotions in the last two days. I am leaving. This is real.
Over the past two years as some of my close friends left for Beijing, Taiwan and Australia (you all know who you are), I've build stronger bonds with my girls who are still here. Despite my excitement and anticipation of travelling the world and starting a new life half way cross the globe, my life has been in South Africa for the past 19 years with some very solid roots in the ground. As I was reading this book where the author described how she longed for friendships like the group in Friends, or the girls in Sex and the City, a sadness overcame me because these were all things that I have and will be giving up in 5 months time.
I will miss shopping with my girls. I will miss Creme Brulee at Michelangelo and high tea sessions with my girls. I will miss playing Mah Jong at my house with my gold sparkly mj and talking gossip with my girls. I will miss KTV nights with my girls. I will miss lying in bed with our face masks on together. And holidays together. And ghost stories and being scared together. This could go on forever.
This is like totally premature sentimental-ness, if I feel like this now, how will I feel when the time comes?! I miss you guys already…