This episode was a little hard for me to watch but very interesting in a sense. My relationship with Rebecca was one that was long distance for its entirety. That being said, we were probably closer than a lot of couples that live with each other are. We would usually go about a month or so without seeing each other, and then either I would go to visit her for in Northern California or she would come visit me wherever I was living at the time. Honestly she came to see me when I lived in Michigan, Nashville, Lubbock (trained there for a couple months), Austin, New Orleans, Amsterdam (we also visited Paris while she was there), Chicago, San Diego, and now most recently Dallas. Some of those places she came to several times. She was a traveling trooper, and I will always love her for that.
I was bummed out when I had to take her back to the airport in Dallas, but it was nice to know eventually I would have to report back to Oakland and would get to see her and hangout at her great spot in San Francisco. Other times weren't so easy taking her back to the airport or having her drop me off after visiting when we weren't together, because we didn't know if and when another visit would ever come. Like I said though, this time I was bummed, but at least knew I would be in her city soon and hanging out.
So on to the pool party. What you witnessed is about how those parties usually are, a bunch of people wearing next to nothing and drinking. Not a whole lot of deep conversing going on! You just have to take it for what it is, know that this is all just surface level fun, and not to expect a whole lot from the day. I had fun though because I had some buddies in town that weekend and it was nice catching up with them also.
I am so proud of Matt and the Leadership Gala. For him to be able to find a way to pull off that amazing of an evening in such little time speaks volumes about him, how hard he works, and what he can do when he puts his mind to something. What a wonderful night it turned out to be!
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