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Proof of her loyal involvement in local philanthropy– signing the DPC Beam for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando.
I’d be lying if I said that I’m not heartbroken, and although we’ll always be sisters, not having her 5 minutes away will be a trial in itself. I’m a firm believer that as every door closes, another one opens, and maybe my next open door will lead me somewhere meaningful, too. I’m only 25, and I know I have the world at my fingertips. It’s all about building up the courage to enter into unknown waters, which is everywhere for me (born and raised in Orlando– yes, we do exist). Plus, now I have an excuse to visit The Capital every few weeks.
During one of our 30508046 sleepovers this past year, S came across an article (“22 Ways Your Best Friend is Actually Your Significant Other“) on how to decipher if your friendship is actually a stronger bond than your romantic relationships. I’m proud to that say that we are officially a fr-ouple, placing much higher importance over each other than on any of our significant others, with the number one indicator being the amount of pictures we take together. Observe. This is 8+ years of history, y’all (note: blonde hair purposefully omitted).
These are some of my favorite S&S memories, ranging from spontaneous New Years Eve plans in Atlanta, GA to making it on the Ch. 9 News for no explicable reason. Unfortunately, PicMonkey wouldn’t let me create a 200×200 picture grid to display (what.the.heck.?) to fully capture our near decade of friendship. S, you are and forever will be my sister, and I love you to death. Now leave me to listen to Spice Girls’ “Goodbye” on repeat and watch The Office Season 2 alone in bed. I’ll be in hibernation mode for the next few weeks. Sorry I’m not sorry.
I think we've done well being long-distance (3000 miles) for years, and I know that you and Sarah will do even better! DC's not that far, and there's always phone calls, Facetime, and a million other forms of social media. Cheer up- you'll see her in no time 🙂
I know 🙁 the initial shock was just hard to take. I'll be fine! Praise the Lord for the internet (and TUBES!).
Hi Stephanie ,
My best friend and sister has been in North Carolina for a year now and the day she left I thought I would die it was hard not having her 10 min. away. But thank goodness for technology we use voxer, snapchat, and even last christmas we voicetimed while we cooked dinner at times we even send each other letters through mail because they are that much more special =) True friends and true sisters are with you know matter how many miles away ! I think you can do it =)
Thanks for the kind words, Monic 🙂 You're right; we can! It'll be a hard adjustment at first, but I'm sure we'll manage. Glad to know it's been done before. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Two of my best friends are really far away and after a while you'll settle into a groove. With one of them it's constant texting emails and facebook and facetime. The other friend we were always really laid back and would go a month without seeing either and then we'd go out drinking and stay up all night talking. Then she'd mock my hangover the next morning. So now that she's far away one of us usually calls the other when something big happens, and we also have a 5 hour phone marathon every few weeks to 2 months.
I still feel just as close to both girls though I don't miss seeing them anyless. We just found what works.
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Glad to know you and your girlfriends are still close! It makes me feel infinitely better 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend!
Visiting the blog hop! Two of my best friends live clearly across the country and I'll tell you that we still don't skip a beat. Plus traveling to visit each other is so much fun!
Now following along!
I AM excited about the traveling aspect 🙂 Who says no to a trip to DC?! Thanks for the sweet comment. Have a great weekend!
Most of my friends have moved away from Chicago and I do miss my girl night outs but you will adapt. Think about all the new adventures you will have, when you visit her in DC.
True! Closed doors mean new adventures, and I just have to remember that. After a few weeks, I'll adapt. Thanks for the encouragement, Sheila 🙂 Have a great weekend!
That sucks when friends move away! I moved to Az and it was so hard not having my besties with me. I still miss them very much.
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Ya, it's hard 🙁 but I'm coping! I will; sounds like a fun hop! Hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks for joining the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Carrie, http://www.amothersshadow.com
Thanks for having me and for stopping by! Hope you're having a great weekend 🙂
I know you will miss. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo
Thanks for hosting, Katherine! Have a great weekend!
Being away from a best friend is hard but technology makes it so much easier. My best friend lives in Alaska and I live in Germany and we still feel so close thanks to being able to text and skype!
Texting and skype help, for sure, it's just been a struggle adjusting to not having here physically here. I'm coping! Thanks for the encouragement 🙂 Have a great weekend!
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