Long Distance Frouple//Sarah’s Departure to DC


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Well, today marks the day my bestie picks up her Orlando life and moves to DC for new adventures. I can’t say enough how proud I am of her for her ambition and drive. She will do amazing things in that city. Watch out, politics – Rep. MacLallan (R) is coming after you with all sorts of legal jargon, fundraising demands, and a little princess kitten (Ladybug) who doesn’t take “no” for an answer.  

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. 

Anybody have any great advice for coping with the loss of a bff? Who beats boys up when they hurt my feelings? Do phones alone really capture the true ugliness of an outfit? I’m so lost!
Love you all! 

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19 thoughts on “Long Distance Frouple//Sarah’s Departure to DC

  1. Ashley Brooke

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Monic Rose

    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 =)

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    1. Stephanie Ziajka

      Thanks for the kind words, Monic ๐Ÿ™‚ 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!

      xo,
      Steph

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  3. Mana

    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.
    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  4. Sheila Simmons

    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.

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  5. Karla

    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.

    I hope you'll have a chance and stop by my blog. All about Beauty. Life. and DIY. If you ever have an OTD, LOTD, hair or nail tutorial, or a fun fashion DIY, I'd love for you to share it at "That's my Style" Link party TOMORROW (every Friday). Don't have anything to share? Stop by anyway for beauty tutorial and fun DIY projects. Hope to see you there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Karla @ http://www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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  6. Kelsey

    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!

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