Overflowing with gratitude tonight for my amazing friends. Five helpers for a 4+ hour painting party. First coat done in all four rooms. More work than I expected by a factor of ten, but they totally stepped up and I could not be more in love with each and every one of those beautiful humans. I did not expect this whole moving business to be such a group effort. After living the first quarter-century of my life as a near-hermit, I’m still continuously surprised by the joyful aspects of friendship and community. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still an introvert who occasionally gets too drunk at parties because social anxiety, but my life is so much bigger than I ever imagined.