I always look back on this trip with such good memories. I went outside my comfort zone and went away for a long Memorial Day weekend in Brigantine. Not really sure what to expect I had an amazing time with a good friend and gained another friend in the process.
This trip was significant because it marked one of the first times I felt comfortable with where I was at in life. I didn’t care that I was single at the time. I didn’t worry about my weight. I enjoyed going out with friends and being in the moment. I was in a good place.
And wouldn’t you know a little less than a month after this I went on my first date with Chris and well the rest is history. As my mom had frequently told me you’ll meet someone when you least expect it and when you feel good about yourself and that’s exactly what happened.
I spent the weekend between the quiet but beautiful Brigantine beach, the casinos in AC and an amazing house rental along the Brigantine bay. My friend’s dad was having a big birthday party and she and her siblings were allowed to bring two friends with them and I was lucky Lisa asked if I could come.
I just went with the flow, adjusted to being in a house with a lot of people I didn’t know and had an amazing time. I enjoyed the many sights of the AC Boardwalk…and there are a lot of sights especially at night!
And I will still remember the weekend as a turning point for me. I was the most comfortable I had ever felt with myself and that’s probably why I had so much fun. And because I had fun and let go I believe this allowed me to meet up with Chris and enjoy our first dates together about a month after this trip. And it all started the weekend I met “Michael Jackson” on the AC Boardwalk.
I will end with adding that this was just a very good Michael Jackson impersonator. Jackson had died a year earlier…or did he?