After reading my dear friend Andrea's recent blog post about the amazing relationship that we, our high school girlfriends, have maintained over the past ten years, I began thinking about how unique and special the bond is that we have. We have been in each others lives for so many things; first loves, going away to college, achieving lifelong dreams, deaths, starting careers, breakups, marriage, babies....the list goes on. As old memories were stirred up, I began to think about how each of my girlfriends has affected my life and the woman that I have become and I decided I should let them know....
|Julia & me|
Julia - You have taught me that sometimes less is more. You are, hands down, one of the nicest and most genuine people that I know. Your kind and caring nature are the reasons that I love you and that so many other people do as well.
|Rachel & me|
Rachel G - You have taught me to be spontaneous. You are energetic, spunky, and fun-loving. You are also loving, nurturing, and passionate.
|Melissa & me|
Melissa - You have taught me that hard work pays off. You left high school knowing that you wanted to be a dentist and you worked incredibly hard. It still amazes me that you are 27 and a dentist. What an accomplishment. From you I learn to be goal oriented and driven but I also have learned that hard work should be followed by PLAYTIME!
|Cristina & me|
Cristina - You have taught me to be more outgoing. You are social and popular, two things that I am not always good at being. I have never had a friend with so many friends! You are a lover of fun and a lover of friends.
|Me, Mike, Bryce, & Kylie|
|Rachel & me|
Rachel H - You have taught me to just do what I want! You are such an independent woman and you are always up for a challenge. I wish I was more like you, in the sense that you get an idea or a thought in your mind and just
make it happen.
|Lindsay & me|
Lindsay - You have taught me to enjoy life. You are a lover of life, soaking up the sun and spending time outside enjoying your surroundings. Though I do not do those things enough, from you I have learned they are important.
|Kate & me|
Kate - You have taught me to believe that something can happen and work hard to get the results. It was not long ago that you started culinary school because cooking was something you enjoyed. Look at you now... I hope all of your culinary dreams come true. I am amazed by your drive.
|Andrea & me|
To my other girlfriends, family, and loved ones, you are not forgotten and will be blogged about in another installment of "Relationships."
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