There is nothing quite like chatting with a good friend about topics you’re both passionate about.
Even if it is over Skype.
I just lost track of time catching up with my dear friend, Phoebe. I had meant to chat with her for only an hour or so…but that ended up turning into over two hours of amazing conversation. Phoebe is one of the only people that I can geek out about history and discuss museum talk with for hours without running out of things to say. And she lives a time zone away from me in New York State.
We were interns at the National Postal Museum together last summer and pretty quickly bonded over our love of history. Even though we worked in different departments–she was in education and I was in curatorial–we met up every Friday to check out a new museum together. We’d always have plenty to say about the museums we visited, from the good, to the bad, to the downright ugly. Even today, we found ourselves sharing thoughts about some of our favorite museums in D.C., along with those that we were less impressed with.
I love my friends at Morris dearly, but none of them are as passionate about history as I am. I can’t spend hours talking with them about the future of museum work and how certain historical events are still affecting the world today. They would be bored to tears.
I have a draft of a paper due at midnight that I desperately need to get back to right now.
But gosh, that was a much needed Skype date. I don’t even care that I’m behind on getting this paper done, now. I mean, I am your expert senior procrastinator, anyways. The paper will get done. I’m quite sure of that.
And Skyping with Phoebe was sooo worth it.