Saturday, February 17, 2007

Nuptials, Endeavors, and Comforts, Oh My!

I received an e-mail from my cousin Shae, informing me of her upcoming nuptials in November. She invited BB and I and hopes that we can make it. I don't know if we can because of work, but we'll definitely try. I haven't heard from Shae in a long while. We've never been close. I suspect her invitation had to do with family obligation and all, but it doesn't matter. I'd like to believe that we're all adults and that past feuds are simply part of our distant past. I'm a bit frightened to return home, to see everyone once again. For so long I've been practicing the motto "out of sight, out of mind," and to come face to face with my family and the home I left behind is rather daunting. I'm feeling a mixture of excitement at rekindling family ties and trepidation at stirring up memories of the past. Sigh. I have nothing to worry about. Everything will be alright.

Quinn and I are planning to open a law firm specializing in bankruptcy and wills, trusts, and estates. Quinn filed the Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State and will be filing our application for a business license. He also signed a six-month lease on an office space near the federal courthouse. Quinn will be the owner of the law firm, and I'll be an associate attorney until I decide to become his partner. I have a few issues to handle first before I can commit wholeheartedly to this endeavor. I'm relieved that Quinn is taking much of the grunt work on himself and that he doesn't expect too much from me. He understands and accepts my priorities, which mostly involve BB and our family plans. It's comforting to know that Quinn's including me in on this endeavor 100% despite my circumstances. I hope and pray that our law firm will be a success.

BB and I were low-key this Valentine's Day. We opted for simplicity this year by dining at our favorite sushi restaurant and then watching a DVD at home. I love that we can do this. I love that we can make the most of something despite the lack of fanfare. And I love that as years go by, BB and I are still very much in love and enjoy eachother's company. It's comforting to know.

Determine what's important in your life and make note of it before acting.