So No One Told You Life Was Gonna Be This Way

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“When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year. I’ll be there for you, ’cause you’re there for me too.”

They all say you meet your life long friends in college. I expected them to be my roommates, my sorority sisters, or maybe classmates.

I had just come home from Germany, spent a summer in Austin, and was getting ready to move to D.C. I moved up earlier than everyone else and was just chilling with hometown friends when I saw a Facebook post advertising Kanye West tickets with a girl who would be living in my building. That was the start of our crazy and pretty amazing friendship.

We’ve gone on breakfast road trips, birthday dinners, Africa adventures, and Broadway shows in New York…and that was only in less than a year. Every time I’m with these girls, my day turns into an adventure. We’ve been through the best of times and the most dramatic of times. Take, for example, me sitting in my fridge because I had overheated myself in an anxiety attack when thinking about saying goodbye to them.

I don’t think I’ll ever find the right arrangement of words to tell these gals how grateful I am for meeting them. They’ve made flying across the country for brunch beyond worth it and getting an airplane ticket to just sit in the airport over a layover more than reasonable. I knew graduating would make life a little weirder, because darn I can’t be a student forever, but it’s weird knowing they’re not going to be just down the road.

I’m so happy that I get to start the post-grad problems of my life with the greatest gal-pals who are there to listen or down for a night of fro-yo after work. I know that no matter where life takes us, these girlies will be in my heart for the rest of my life.

I can’t imagine my life without the puns and dramatic breakdowns in Air BnBs. So, here’s a thank you to a summer started off with baseball games and impromptu photoshoots at El Matador.


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