When I was in 8th grade I wrote a fabulous speech about friendship. When I read it aloud in class I even had one of my friends doing interpretive dance right behind me. I recall talking about fake friends, regular friends, and forever friends.
Coming to college I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to make those forever friends that know you and love you for who you truly are. Thankfully, by the end of my first semester I had found the greatest gal pals I could have asked for. We ate nearly every meal together at the same table at the same time every day, we had so many inside jokes, dance parties, movie nights, and an abundance of laughter. Most nights would end with us all gathering into one of our rooms where we would recap the day, talk about our crushes, and dream about the future.
Entering sophomore year we weren’t sure if we would be able to be as close as we were freshman year, and we weren’t – but that was okay! We all made a lot of new friends and explored new areas of our lives. When we did cross paths, we always greeted each other with hugs and “I miss yous” and “I love yous”.
Nearing the end of Spring Semester heartbreak hit. That same night, though, was one of my favorite nights of the whole semester. My girl gang got back together even if it was for one night and one night only. The really special thing about forever friends is that when you need them, they always magically appear. We sang, laughed, and danced the night away just like old times and I can’t tell you how full my heart was when we parted.
The year that could have ended as just okay, actually ended on a bit of a high note. My girls were back together, I took a small risk and played mud volleyball on May Day, and I tackled my finals…in a good way.
So long sophomore year!
*enjoy this low quality picture of some high quality gals