This weekend was one for the books.
My friends and I have been planning this trip for about a month now and down to the week of we could not wait to get things going. Some of us checked out early of our jobs and school work just thinking of getting away from all our responsibilities that we have now. But we got them done.
The day hit and we finally we were on our way back to the city. A late night drive with 6 of my closest friends I have met in my time in college. Got to San Francisco and greeted by my loving family. Woke up in the city I love and still yet to explore numerous places. Took them to a few sights the first day and surprisingly the weather was clear and you don’t get that too often in San Francisco. That night we had dinner at my grandmother’s place and got a chance to see more family visiting the city the same weekend.
The next day my friends went off into the city on their own and had time to spend with my family watching the 49er game. Unfortunately they lost but still faithful to the team. Later, my friends met us back at our place and then went out again to the pier to grab some clam chowder and hot chocolate. We got home and had a emotional conversation with my family. A lot of feelings I’ve been holding in. I’ve been worried, scared and also stressed by what has been going on in my life the past year. So much has happened, but we then smiled and talked about how much growth their was and potential to be where I want to be tomorrow. I love you guys.
On the way back home all I had on my mind was these 6 people around me. You know what, I couldn’t have asked for some better friends and more in Southern California. God had a plan for me and so far I feel so blessed to have these people I can call my family in my life. They make me smile and laugh, give me advice when I need it and hold me close. Thank you guys. This journey is not over, it’s just the beginning of the rest of our lives. Who knows where we’ll all go when we transfer, graduate and start our own families. But one thing is for sure is that you have shaped me and continue to do so everyday.
To my family back home, thank you for your unconditional love and open arms to everyone I bring home.
To my friends, thank you for the memories and looking forward to making more.
To you, you make me smile and that’s all I ever asked for. You know my “real” smile. Weirdo.
Thanks for reading.
Daric “D-Life” Carvajal
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Today marked a very special day in my life. Today, three years ago I started a journey with the only friend I could ever imagine to be with. We’ve had our laughs, cries, smiles, and many unforgettable feelings that only experience can take you through.
We we’re together for two years, the longest I’ve ever been in a relationship. It’s so funny how it all started but the important thing is that it happened. We were both coming off of really bad break ups and had mutual friends. The problem was is that we never met and we lived in the same neighborhood. On one day we did. Homecoming game.
After we hung out a couple days after and immediately felt something more than a friendship. I told her to promise me to someday if I can be her homecoming date. She never broke that promise.
Months pasted and we were both going through tough times at the moment and opened up to each other. We got closer and what great thing to ask for is to love someone more and more.
Then the unexpected came up. I made mistakes. Mistakes that I thought I would never choose in my life. We worked things out but were getting more and more difficult to overcome in the long run due to the fact I was leaving town to go to college hundreds of miles away. In that time, we were both had made mistakes.
We overcame those mistakes and together our love was strong. Long distance relationship and me flying back home to see her and spend time with the girl I love.
Then it happened. The last unexpected thing happened last year the weekend of Thanksgiving. I went home to be with her for the last time as her boyfriend. I didn’t want things to end and still wish to this day that they didn’t.
Now on the day of what could of been a three year celebration still turns out to be somewhat of a good day. We can be sad for the things that didn’t last or we can cherish what we had and be thankful for them. Thank you best friend and we both know that we’ll always be here for each other. Someday we’ll figure it out but for now we haven’t got it all together yet. I will always hold a special place in my heart for 1438.
"Hold On, We’re Going Home" by Daric "D-Life" Carvajal. #TeamLife