Jim emailed this morning with driving directions and a suggestion for a place to stop and sleep in Cleveland. Jim is the love of my life – we met four years ago in the Facebook comments thread of my best friend whose sister somehow knows someone who knows Jim. I don’t even remember what the thread was about but his passion and conviction were inspiring and I quickly began to follow everything he was posting. It felt like a college course – of course, I never went to college.
Anyway, I should go to sleep one last night in my empty apartment so I can start to drive early tomorrow morning. I should be nervous but I am so excited and happy and cannot wait to meet this man. The only thing keeping me awake right now is my own yawning and imagining finally meeting this man I have known for years.