21. Ramadan. 1441 – You Belong

21 days!!! I pray that you’re all doing well, staying safe, and prospering.

So as promised, I’m gonna tell you about my friends. They’re a hot mess bundled in an even bigger bag of hot mess, but I love them with every fiber in my being. They’re pretty okay.

To the point, we all haven’t collectively been together as an entire group since April/May of 2018 – yeah, a whole two years – it’s been rough. As much as we all hated to admit it, out loud, we all really missed each other and the group dynamic when all 6 of us are together – we’ve managed to become the friend group that only reunites for big events or as Marquise calls it, “Holiday Friends.”

While I would never say it to their faces – I love and missed them so much because they make me feel whole – not in the sense of completion but in the sense of placement. We’re all 6 completely different personalities, with the exception of me & Danny (we’re two sides of the same hot mess coin), but each personalities makes up a glorious and magnificent combative puzzle. My friends were the first time I felt that I actually belonged somewhere.

We all love each other. We all teach each other. We all support each other. We all correct each other. We all get each other. We all grow together. Like I said, we oddly belong together.

Granted, we all have plenty of friends outside of group, but it hits a bit different. For us, the story is six weirdos who found each other kind of by accident and weird coincidence and somehow built an entire family. We’re anti-social people that like to be anti-social together. We have our problems, but we figure them out – after a few petty fits.

I guess the point I wanted to make is, you’ll find them some day – if you haven’t already. You’re weird puzzle is out there. Quarantine has made me remember and appreciate how important it is to surround yourself with the people that force you to be you and to be honest with yourself about who that person is. I never completely saw a true purpose in having a collective until them for reasons I’m not fully sure on. But, with them, I saw personal growth within each of us as a result of every last one us. We grew each other and as a result we grew closer.

You belong somewhere with some random group of people that are gonna make life just a little bit more worth it. Your own personal familia.

I know that we’re all enjoying being anti-social right now, but take advantage and take the time to try to talk your friends, your collective – they might mess around and remind you of something great about yourself that you probably forgot all about or lost in the chaos of life.

As always,

Keep living, loving, and laughing.

Song of the Day: “Far Away” by Nickelback

One of my faves. Hope you enjoy!
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