Friday was an interesting day for me. As I mentioned before my new company asked me to work on getting a new website designed. I just happen to know someone quite well that has designed some awesome websites as well as packaging and the save-the-dates for my wedding. B's sister-in-law is an awesome graphic designer and for a time was the closest thing I had to an older sister. I got pretty close to B's family, especially his brother's family which included this sister-in-law and their two great kids.
Friday I went to her office in San Francisco to meet with her and her associate and talk about them possibly doing the website design. I wasn't really that nervous to see her, the last time was in early August when we went to the family reunion. What I wasn't prepared for was to see B's brother there. It didn't bother me, just took me off guard.
We went on with the meeting which went very well, at least I think so. Afterwards she walked me out to my car where we stood and talked for a while. It all went well and it was comfortable but when I got in the car and got on my way back to my office I was overwhelmed with emotion. It wasn't sadness, and it wasn't happiness it was just emotion. It was great to see her but it brought back a lot of emotions that I haven't had to deal with for a while.
The other part of the day that I think added to the emotions is that I successfully drove myself to an unknown location in S.F. which has in the past scared the crap out of me. I left my directions on my desk at the office so I sort of had to wing it until I got close and had to call her and get the last bit of directions. Anyways, I know it may seem silly to be emotional about that but it seemed to come easy without having to think too much about it. That in itself is a big accomplishment.
So in one day I took two big steps. Seeing two members of B's family that I was very close with and driving myself to SF without getting lost or rolling backwards down a hill. I was so exhausted by the end of the day Friday that I fell asleep by 9:00.