Monday, January 26, 2009

Panera Thoughts

I feel very far away from everyone. Right now I am sitting in Panera Bread, alone, using their wireless internet since we still don't have internet in our apartment. The past couple of days have been somewhat difficult for me as I have been trying to adjust to my new life here in Sugarland-ish. (I say ish because we don't technically live in Sugarland... it's on the border though!) I miss the days filled with classes and studying and random adventures with my friends. I miss being able to go to Coffee Station and see at least one familiar face. Here, I feel very alone during the days.

Don't get me wrong - I absolutely love being married! It is such a blessing to have Austin come home to me every evening. I love spending time with him. We have such a blast! We love cooking together and going on fun dates together. I wouldn't trade being married for anything! But while Austin is off at work, I crave spending time with my friends. Growing up kind of sucks in some ways.

Yesterday gave me hope, however. We got to go to church for the first time as a married couple, and we went to the married Bible study class afterwards. It was my third time to go, so I knew a few people already. The people are so much fun and they are so friendly! We went to lunch with some people afterwards, which gave us the opportunity to talk to them more. I know that I am really going to enjoy being at that church. :-)

Really, all I am saying is this: I love being married and living here, but to be honest, some friends would be nice.


Justin and Laura said...

once you get into teaching or subbing your jr. high kiddos and get in that church, things will be great!! you'll be praying for time to sit at panera alone!!!

-Erin said...

I understand that Exactly! But nobody can just pop in and say hi

Ben and Amy said...

I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. For real. I went to Panera last week, actually. I ate alone and then sat by their fire and read a book... alone. I'm trying to figure out the "be joyful always, give thanks in all circustances" thing... this stage is not fun to me. I would snap my fingers and Mary Poppins my way back to CS if I could! I'm counting on this being a phase and nothing more! Hope this was some sort of consolation:)

-Erin said...

P.S. Your sister makes me want to have a reason to hire her to take pictures!