I went to Reno this weekend to visit my friends.
A few people have asked me what my favorite part of the trip was, and quite honestly it was Kylie, Mike, and Skylar.
It was absolutely wonderful to remember that I actually have friends. It was so nice to be able to just be myself, without worrying about anything. I didn't have to pretend anything, I didn't have to hold back anything, I didn't have to give up anything, I could experience my most extreme highs and lows and I'll still be liked. I can simply exist with my friends without having to perform or cater to a certain mindset or attitude.
It was great.
In my current social situation with the ward here I feel like I'm always trying. It's tiring and frustrating. This weekend with my home-slices came at the perfect time. It was rejuvenating, and gave me hope for the future.