If you had told me in January that by logging on to blogger and following Southern Gothic Productions that I would meet some of the greatest people and make some of the best friends I have ever had, I would have called you crazy. But that is exactly what happened this week in Wilmington, NC. I had the opportunity to hang out with 7 of the funniest, craziest and best people I have meet in as long as I can remember. Megan, Andrea, Becca, Lauren, Liz, Jaclyne, and Dani are people you rarely meet and the best part of it is that we all genuinely got a long. The stars alined and I was fortunate enough to be here in Wilmington when this lovely group came through. I could never have guessed that my integration into this fine city would have had a better start.
Thanks to my wonderful sister and best friend I had one of the best birthday surprises given to me in a long long time. My sister flew in my best friend Lindsay from Orlando to be here for my birthday. I had no idea she was coming and didn't think I would get to see her before I moved. It was the even more impressive because Lindsay can hardly ever keep anything from me and she held on to this for a week.
I have never been an open book, I have never wanted to share my thoughts with others, I have never been a risk taker, and I have never felt safer in doing any of it. Thats what the community at SoGoPro have done for me and I can never thank them enough for it. In a week I will be moving into my brand new apartment in Wilmington, NC. I will be away from my family (when they leave on Tuesday) and on my own for the first time in a couple years. I would have never made this decision or even thought that I had the strength to do it if it weren't for the wonderful people that hang around SGP (old and new webpages).
How do you measure a life? Love? Happiness?
Today's idea of celebrity is really irritating to me. You can be a celebrity for doing absolutely nothing. Cases in point: Paris Hilton, The Real Housewives of (Insert Major City Name Here), and Jon and Kate plus 8 gang. I'm sorry but being a rich kid or allowing cameras to follow you around your so called "real" life are not attributes that make you a celebrity in my eyes. What do you really bring to the table? You have an interesting life story, who doesn't. You go out and party every night, who wouldn't want to do that. Why do we put these people in the same arena as people who have a craft, whether it be music, acting, being photogenic. They actually do something to make us want to watch them.