The night before my first day, I remember spending a lot of time trying to figure out what to wear. I lived in Arizona at the time, so it was HOT. Do I wear a sundress? No, that’s not right. Jeans? No way, sweaty mess. Shorts? Yeah, I think shorts is good. Maybe the pink shorts? Yeah… pink is good. Whew! I have the bottoms figured out. Now what about a top? Oh my…
Is my backpack ready to go? Notebooks? Check. Pencils? Check. Class schedule? Yep. As I’m digging through my backpack, I wonder who’s going to be in my class? Will anyone be my friend? Who will I sit with at lunch? I’m the new girl.
As with most high schools, several middle schools fed into the high school. Same for me, except my family had just moved to Arizona and I knew no one. Not a soul. I was nervous and then I remembered that no one knew that I didn’t know anyone. I knew a lot of people would know someone, but no one would know everyone. There would be a lot of someones and anyones and everyones, but we’d all be new ones to someone.
Are you with me?
Fast forward to my Freshman year of Haven. Haven 2013. I’m wearing my cute purple maxi sundress. Got my tote bag? Check. Enough business cards? Check. Fun pink lip gloss. Yep. Wearing a smile? Sorta.
And I step onto the Japanese garden for the kickoff cocktail party and there is a sea of new faces. An ocean of beautiful women… smiling… chatting… cocktailing. (Cocktailing: Verb | meaning holding a festive drink while smiling and chatting). There was music and lots of cocktailing.
And off I go. The new girl. Hoping to meet everyone or someone or anyone and certainly not no one.
And I did… meet some special someones… while cocktailing and in class and at lunch and eating dinner… who are now a few of my new bloggie friends.
I didn’t take many pictures (I’ve no idea why.), so click on the link to read more about a few of the special someones I met during Haven 2013. Actually, they are more than special. They are aaaamazing! I had a great Haven Freshman experience and I can’t wait until my Sophomore year!
- Angie from Angie’s Roost
- Ashley from Domestic Imperfection
- Denise from Denise Designed
- Emily from Two Purple Couches
- Jamie from So Much Better with Age
- Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof
- Lauren from The Thinking Closet
- Lauren from The Endearing Home
- Lynda from Oh So Shabby
- Rachel from Lines Across
- Rosemary from Not Just Paper and Paint