I was on the road all week, and the most important part of my vacation is being with my family.
In this case, that means visiting the beaches and seeing my family for the first time in more than 20 years.
So, when I landed in Miami, I figured I’d make the most of my time with my friends and family and head to the beach.
That’s what I did.
After all, my family is all around me and I have a chance to spend some time with them.
But then I got a text from my girlfriend telling me to call her and tell her what I was up to.
I was so surprised and heartbroken.
“She was like, ‘You’re not supposed to go out with your friends,'” she told me.
I got so excited.
I called her up and told her I was going to the Beach and was heading there on the Sunday before Christmas.
That night, I saw a guy named Darryl in the crowd of people.
I had no idea he was my date and I was a little disappointed.
But he was so excited to meet me that I knew he was going out to the Bahamas.
After he finished his dinner and was getting ready to leave, he texted me: “Hi!
How ya doin?”
He was going on a cruise with a couple of his friends.
“Oh, I don’t think I’ll be able to go with you,” I told him.
He said he’d go out on the boat and I’d have to call his girlfriend to let her know.
I didn’t even think twice about it.
Darryn and his friends had been to Miami a few times in the past and had never been on the beach before.
So I was ready to take him out on a little trip.
I even called the beach, telling him to call me at 8 p.m. that night.
But it was too late.
Daryl texted back: “You know you said you’d go on the trip but you can’t.”
So I went out to dinner with my date, and I’m sitting there with my friend, and he says: “Are you okay?”
And I said, “No, but you should be.”
He was just like, “OK, but we can’t do it right now.”
And I was like: “I know.
Can you come with me?”
And he was like “Yeah, I’ll call her.
But you need to call my girlfriend.”
So he’s like: ‘No, I’m not going to call you.
I’m going to be out here alone with my girlfriend.
Can I go out for a few minutes?’
And I’m like: “‘No, we can.'”
And I went up to his house.
And he’s just like:’That’s great!
But I just can’t go out.’
So we went out for three hours and then we just went to a nearby club.
He was dancing.
We had a good time.
We were talking and I told my date: “It’s time to go to bed.”
But Darry was so upset.
He texted back and said, ‘I’m not sure I can go out in the sun.’
And I had to tell him I wasn’t going to let him.
But Daryn told me: ‘That’s ok.
You can come back in the morning.’
“So Darry, his friends, and their friends are all in the same boat in the Bahamas, and Dary is staying with Darrya, and they’re staying with their families.
The rest of the time they’re hanging out with the locals.
The girls are playing on the golf course.
They’re hanging with the girls who have friends over.
They see people from the beach and they get to hang out with them a little bit.
But now I’m back in Miami with my dates and I can’t stop smiling.
I just love every moment of it.
I think I’ve done something that’s going to make my life better.
And it’s going in the right direction.