Growing Up, But Still Friends

Last night, my cutie patootie best friend Alex from Your Girl Curlz graduated! I am so proud of her and everything she has accomplished, and I don’t know what I would do if she wasn’t always a text away.

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About now is when I’m realizing that all of my friends and I are growing up. We’re all spread out at universities around the Pacific Northwest and the only times we’ve been together recently is for holidays. These girls are my non-official family members and as hard as it is to watch us all go on and start our lives, I know it can only make our friendship stronger.

In the two years since we graduated high school, my friends and I have accomplished and experienced a lot. We’ve made honor rolls, lived in the worst dorms ever, gotten boyfriends, broken up with those boyfriends, won prestigious awards, gotten into amazing major programs, changed schools, and just about everything else under the sun between the lot of us. Which kind of makes us awesome.

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And all of these things have led us to one place: Growing up. And we’re doing a pretty good job at it. But onto the friendship.

Because we all live so far away, and have so much going on in our lives on a day to day basis, it can be hard to maintain a friendship. I love my girlies so much, but it can be hard to check in when I have my whole different life going on in Eugene. But the amazing thing about me and my friends is that we’ve still kept in touch every week since we spread out. And I know I can text them at any crucial moment – even if we haven’t spoken in months and months – things will be exactly the same. And that says a lot.

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At the end of the day, I know that my friends will always be there for me even though we’ve all grown up and out. And that’s what really matters. The friends who stay with you for your life (the ones who send your 50th birthday card, are the godfamily for your children, in your wedding, etc.) are the ones that matter the most. In our lives we’ll have lots of friends that come and go (I’m only 20 and I’ve had plenty of those) and those are amazing too. Each friendship should be special. Just remember when picking and choosing friends for those special moments you choose the ones who will always have your back, not just in the moment.

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Thank you to my girlies for being in my life and continually being amazing. I can’t wait to see what the rest of our lives bring!

Stay classy, Internet,

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