I have the best and craziest friends – something to truly be thankful for during these #100happydays.
I think of times like last weekend when I spent my Friday night sleeping at my college roommate’s house when I was in town. We stayed up until 1am chatting – which was aided in part to cracking open college photo albums around 11pm. I saw photos of our first days of college, times on campus and many, many nights out and even a spring break in Key West.
We talked about sophomore year when I needed a haircut but didn’t really have the money to get one, so my friend offered to cut it for me. Wow – what a great idea! Ha! She started on one side and cut off a couple inches, and by the time she reached the other side it was about 2″ shorter than the other side.
We talked about the weekend night junior year when we decided to stay in our rooms and do facial masks, eat junk food and watch chick flicks, only to have the guys down the hall come knock on our door while our faces were covered in a lovely turquoise mask.
We laughed about boys and fun times with them, and also of being a shoulder when things with said boys were not going as planned. We looked through piles of cards and letters to each other and slowly realized what we had let slip away.
Then we talked about losing touch, missing some pretty monumental times in each others’ lives, and while there was that twinge of regret, knowing that it’s OK, and we’re back in touch now. We’ll pick up where we left off. Making time for these friends in my life who have seen me through thick and thin is so important to me – I’m happy to have them, and I’ll be happier to keep them.
I look forward to growing old with my friends, and I’m grateful that among my childhood, high school or college friends that we could easily cast remakes of Golden Girls or Steel Magnolias.