yesterday, i went to coldwater, where i met f2fb friend #294 molly parshall. she was with her husband jeff, who is my f2fb friend #300. molly last month made a commitment to change some things about how she lives. namely, how she stays in her house. she is a smart, motivated woman who is going to one day change the world. but right now she’s just about changing herself. this is how she took charge of things a month ago. . .
from a distance, using only facebook and an occasional phone call to check in, i wasn’t too sure how molly was doing. i think she had focused more on sharing with me the times she hadn’t been able to do what she set out to do rather than on how much she’s actually done. i was really wowed when i came to the parshall home on the river’s edge. she was so happy and cheerful and i got to meet jeff for the first time. jeff works at the local foundry but had the day off. i took a chance–i asked to drive with her and jeff to the train station. we got there. yeah, sure, she had a big anxiety attack and we had to turn around, but we made it to the station. i’m so damn proud of molly and i’m so amazed at the love and support of her husband jeff.
the afternoon was a delight and i left with a huge smile. but i had the ohio turnpike to contend with. and that is no fun whatsoever. now i am napping in a hotel in ohio before making the push to drive into pennsylvania. . .