As soon as I arrived home, I had a quick snack and…crashed! I took a very long nap and then woke up in a panic because I remembered I still needed to write my Slice. As I was writing it, my phone starts to buzz. I had it on vibrate because I didn't want it to ring, chime, or send alerts while I was sleeping. I picked up the phone and noticed two missed calls from one of my friends. I called her back and she invited me out for a drink. At first I declined, explaining my long week, the conference, my exhaustion, and my Slice. As we continued to talk I began to change my mind. "Okay", I replied. "Call me when you get there and I'll finish my Slice and meet you there as soon as I can." I think I wrote the fastest Slice I've ever written.
I met my girlfriend at a local mexican restaurant. We had the best time catching up and the entertainment was good, too! I'm so glad I let her talk me into joining her, she's quite good at it. I think I've turned the corner on my stressful week. I would even venture to say I feel energized! Good friends can have that effect on you.