If you are a dedicated reader, chances are you have already read many of the blog posts that Kristen has made about our friendship. Well, I would love to share one from my perspective. <3
When I look back at the beginning of our friendship I am in a happy place. I cannot imagine spending my early 20’s with ANYONE ELSE. I am so thankful to share those memories with you.
So, let’s start with a game…. It’s called “Remember when….” [insert maniacal laugh]
Remember the first time we met in a job interview – and it was basically a shit show cause I had no idea what the eff I was doing so we talked about my accent and a Justin Timberlake concert we both attended the night before? Classic. You were so funny and sweet and I was like “finally! Someone I can bond with!!” (side note: I had no friends that I felt a true friendship with…I was so lonely before I met Kristen and decided I wanted to go back home. I had only been living there about 3 months).
Remember when you invited me to your 21st birthday party and I was like “oh my god she likes me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” oh yeah that was just in my head… :)
Remember when we got all dolled up in all the make up and the shortest dresses and went to the best bars in Sydney? Yeah. That was EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND. (side note: I ended up getting a visa approval and decided to stay in Australia! To be extremely honest, I don’t think I would have stayed if I hadn't met Kristen… I was dating this silly guy that didn't appreciate me and he wasn't worth staying for… but she totally was!!)
Remember when you left for it felt like forever to travel the USA ALONE??! Took real guts. I was so proud of you but also missed you terribly and was secretly jealous of the girls you hung out with on your trip :P We even had an epic going away party for you. Because. Any excuse to have a kick ass party.
Ahhh memory lane… I could play that game for about 20 blog posts…. But those are just a few of the early memories I have with you. You have been (and still are) such an influential person in my life. You have taught me that you don’t always have to say “yes.” You have taught me to be a stronger person… helped me find my voice to stand up for myself. And for this I am forever grateful. Though we did not meet until later on in life, I feel like you have helped mold me into the woman I am today.
|side note from Kristen: this is one of my favourite photos of us because it is so random and hilarious.|
We've laughed, cried, laughed until we've cried…. Nursed each other through hangovers, supported each other through break ups, make ups, and weddings :) You helped me through a mountain of homesickness by just being there for me.
I love how our friendship has evolved as we have gotten older (older…. Ew) we have matured into late twenty-somethings together. I tell my Jack all the time that when KC and he dies, me and you will move in together and get a bunch of cats. It will be great.
But- maybe we should just celebrate your 28th shall we?
Happy Birthday darling. I hope you are spoiled to no end as you should be. I’ll always be here for you.
Cue ugly crying. I have some pretty amazing best friends. Love you Megs! Here's to being friends the rest of our lives and becoming crazy cat ladies when our husbands are dead.