Sunday, November 06, 2011

Make Today Your November 1

Finally managed to meet with Crisela with Gabb and Dan last Friday for an overdue dinner. The dinner was supposedly set at 7PM but someone, ahem *me*, managed to be late by 3 solid hours. Pretty long story, but just so I don't sound like a horrible flaky friend, I just want to put it out there that I travelled all the way from Alabang to Shangri-la in the awful awful Friday North-bound C5 traffic. That's as far as my excuse will go :p

The Biannual Date
I was just all too happy to see Crisela the second time this year. The second of the two times I see her in a year -- the first before the first Law school sem starts and the other once during sembreak. I must've missed her a lot it didn't take a lot of warm up for me to just word vomit all the stories I have been saving for this "date" with her. By golly, my monologue was practically 2ish hours long! And Crisela being the very very good friend that she is just nodded the night away. Where the 2 boys were the whole time you ask? Asleep by the soft armchairs by Coffee Bean. Forrealz. Haha, I guess they were really tired.

The NaNoWriMo
One of my 2 million stories to Crisela was about the NaNoWriMo. It stands for "National Novel Writing Month" and I was telling her that I stumbled upon it the other day while I was trawling the internet. NaNoWriMo is an online support group (as far as I undertand it -- If anyone involved with the NaNoWriMo feels I got the idea wrong, my apologies and I'd be happy to edit the blog post if needed :) for aspiring novelists. In a nutshell, November IS the national novel writing month and the goal is to start writing by November 1 and finish a 50,000-word novel by November 30.

I was very fascinated by the idea of accomplishing writing a novel but I had a "BUT". I told Crisela I wanted to join in the novel writing BUT they started in November and it's already November 4, and I'm 3 days behind. I must've have sounded like I really wanted to do it BUT the only thing stopping me from writing was the 3-day lag I have behind everyone else.

My November 1
Crisela looked at me, closed her eyes for a bit and gave me that smile. It was a smile that told me "you know you know this but you make it sound like you don't get it so I'll tell you anyway".

And then she said one of the best life advise I've ever had given me -- THEN MAKE TODAY YOUR NOVEMBER 1 :) You can't keep sitting around waiting for the perfect moment to come. You want to spend a month writing a novel and it's not November 1? Write today and make today your November 1.

Nothing like a real best friend that reads you so crazy spot on, it's creepy and amazing at the same time. I loved that dinner so much because it reminded me again why Crisela will always be that one whose friendship I will keep coming back to.

Your are a gift. And for that, I will always say thank you :)

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