I woke up with a rejection from Brevity in my inbox. My apartment was freezing, because of my broken window. My dream job didn’t call me today to let me know, either way.
But I spent the day with Tara and Derek. I’ve known Tara through tumblr for almost four years now, and though we’ve videochatted, emailed (our chains with Courtney, Josh, and Ashley go on for days and days, and days—and years, and years, and years), texted, tumblr’d, tweeted, and facebook’d each other, we’d never met. Until today. It wasn’t a big, eventful day, but it was a meaningful one and I really needed it. I’d have given anything for Tara and Derek to make it to Portland, Maine for their honeymoon instead of being stranded in Chicago because of the Frankenstorm, but I’m so glad Tara woke me up with a call telling me she was here. Because she saved me, just a little.
When I got home, one of the windows in my kitchen was finally closed and the broken glass was cleared and at least it’s not so cold inside anymore.