Finding out That I’m Not a Loner

Here I am looking for a Diamond Toronto party bus to take me and ten of my closest friends to a water park thirty miles away, when this time last year I wouldn’t have been able to fill half the seats on that bus. It’s weird what a difference a year makes. It all started one late summer night last year. I met one person and they drastically changed the course of my life.

For most of my life I didn’t have a lot of friends. I was always a loner throughout school and by the time I had entered the workforce, I thought I liked being alone. Then I met Mike, he was at a bar I stopped at on my way home one night. He just sat down and started talking to me about his life. I had never met anyone as weird and hilarious as him. His jokes had me doubled over with laughter. He made such a great impression that I went against my usual rule of not getting friendly with strange men and gave him my phone number. He hadn’t made a move or anything he had just wanted to make me laugh. So we started texting and he asked if I wanted to meet up with his friends. I thought I might as well, maybe his friends were as great as he was.

We all met up at a bar and I took a chance and cracked the raunchiest joke I could think of. I guess it went over well. The five of us have been inseparable since. We all lead busy lives but we try to get together once a month for some fun. Today we’re taking a party bus to the water park to live it up like a bunch of kids. I couldn’t imagine a better group of friends. I’m lucky to have them in my life.