"The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before." --Albert Einstein
Saturday, August 28, 2010
30 days and best friends
Okay, so I have set myself a goal, write here everyday for a month. After I decided this I came across this on someone else's blog and decided it would be easier to write if I already knew what I was going to write about. Maybe. After reading through the list a couple of people came to mind multiple times... but I hope that when it comes to those certain days that I can think of different people so that every post is not all the same. We shall see I suppose! I do not promise that all of these posts will be upbeat or happy or enjoyable to read, but I can say that they will all be honest and not sugar coated with crap to make people feel better. I am going to try this new thing on here when I just say what I want to say, even if it may be hard to read for some people and any given time, including myself. I think it is the only way for me to really keep moving forward with my life. And I know for a fact that some of these posts will be very difficult for me to put out there, but I have made a goal and I am going to stick to it the best that I can. At the bottom of this list is post number 1..... Maybe this is more for my benefit than anything and more for me to remember my memories than for everyone else to know, but either way, I am doin' it! Woot!
Day 1 — Your Best Friend
Day 2 — Your Crush
Day 3 — Your parents
Day 4 —Your sibling (or closest relative)
Day 5 — Your dreams
Day 6 — A stranger
Day 7 — Your Ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/love/crush
Day 8 — Your favorite internet friend
Day 9 — Someone you wish you could meet
Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to
Day 11 — A Deceased person you wish you could talk to
Day 12 — The person you hate most/caused you a lot of pain
Day 13 — Someone you wish could forgive you
Day 14 — Someone you’ve drifted away from
Day 15 — The person you miss the most
Day 16 — Someone that’s not in your state/country
Day 17 — Someone from your childhood
Day 18 — The person that you wish you could be
Day 19 — Someone that pesters your mind—good or bad
Day 20 — The one that broke your heart the hardest
Day 21 — Someone you judged by their first impression
Day 22 — Someone you want to give a second chance to
Day 23 — The last person you kissed
Day 24 — The person that gave you your favorite memory
Day 25 — The person you know that is going through the worst of times
Day 26 — The last person you made a pinky promise to
Day 27 — The friendliest person you knew for only one day
Day 28 — Someone that changed your life
Day 29 — The person that you want tell everything to, but too afraid to
Day 30 — Your reflection in the mirror
Day One: Best Friend
Okay, so I don't believe that people only have one best friend. It's impossible to only have just one best friend in my life. I have too many events that have lead me to different people at different times that I have become close to. So here are the few people I am thinking of.
1) Bekah: I just love her. Today we went driving in my car so I could teach her to drive stick. It was just entertaining. Between her hilarious reactions when shifting wouldn't be super smooth or something, putting my feet on the dash to literally show her the best way to start out in first without giving the passengers whip-lash, just talking, and then having people walking by stare at us awkwardly because we would scream when she got a good start makes it all just priceless. Maybe I should become a professional at teaching people to drive stick because she got it down in like 15 minutes! And this isn't the first time I have taught someone successfully. =] go me! ha. Anyway, I remember when I met her in Achievement days back in the Fourth ward. Sometimes we would have sleep overs and hop her fence and go to BP and get ice cream for the night and stay up eating it and watching movies and talking and playing our secret poker with the secret stash of stuffed animals that I would sneak over haha. We have had some super crazy times together and very memorable ones at that. When Michael and I broke up, she was the very first person I went to immediately after everything happened and even though she was packing for school, she let me just lie on her bed and cry for a few hours. I think that is something that makes a good friend; someone who is willing to drop everything to be there for you and just listen to you or let you cry or whatever and not ask questions until you are ready and even then, they don't care about the details, just making sure that you are okay and helping you get through everything is what they care most about. I got so cried out at her house I didn't cry for a week after that (even though my mom could still tell something was wrong). We would always get together when she came home from school and last year when I was up in Logan, she was always willing to let me go to church with her when I would go to Provo for a weekend, in fact she would be insistent on it. Then, one Sunday mid Spring semester, I was having a really hard week and was just so not myself and lonely and everything and so I was laying on my couch watching a movie when I heard a knock on the door. Thinking it was one of Megan and Alli's friends I just opened it and sure enough there stood Bekah. She got Grant to drive her the two and a half hours up to Logan just so she could check on me and make sure I was going to be okay and just spent a few hours up there playing games, taking, and eating dinner. It was so great. That really is a best friend; she dropped everything for me yet again and I will always be so grateful to her for everything that she does for me.She also just happens to be getting married in November and I just happen to get to be one of her fabulously important bridesmaids/maids of honor and I couldn't be more excited! It has been so much fun helping her out here and there planning this wonderful event and I can't wait!! I could write about so many other events because we have shared so many memorable experiences (including Girls Camp!!!!) and conversations (we can talk about anything and everything all of the time) but for now, these are some of the highlights.
2) Laura: Laura and I met second semester of Sophomore year in English, the treacherously awful English class that tested us beyond belief. We sat next to each other the whole semester and did projects together and what not and became instant friends. We decided to go to the zoo over spring break I think it was and that was great fun. We too have made plenty of ice cream runs in our time. I think I have a serious addiction to ice cream or something ha. We still didn't have our licenses which made doing things difficult so our parents had to take us places but it was still such a great summer. She even stuck around when I decided to be lame and get a boyfriend for a year haha. She would always hang out with us and the three of us did so much together, including Elitches, movies, Rockies games, and all kinds of whatnot. We spent New Years Eve in my basement watching movies and popping poppers at each other and staying up wicked late. She has been such a true friend through a lot. It was great to know that even though I had a boyfriend, I still had my friends. We have made a few trips to Idaho Springs, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, and downtown for all kinds of things. And yes, we take thousands and thousands of pictures of each other all the time haha. She even came out to Utah over Spring Break for a few days to hang out and we made a little adventure to Idaho late at night, Logan, SLC, and Provo. It was great fun .We have lots of fun together and she knows when something is wrong with me and doesn't just give me crap answers about stuff. She even talks to my mom a lot. I sure do have great friends.
3) Sutton: Oh Sutton, what to say about this loverly gal. She was my bath buddy all through high school. We had math together three of the four years and the one year we didn't have it we had the same teacher so we could still help each other. I think that's when we really became good friends. We were friends in middle school but never really had a lot of classes together so our friendship really blossomed in high school. We did so many projects together and had so many interesting adventures together, including a little WalMart run that we did because we had to get supplies to make a Pinata for math haha and my brother took us.... That was always an experience having my brother take us places hahahaha. Including the time that he let me drive home through the neighborhood to teach me to drive stick with Sutton in the back seat. We too would also have crazy late night adventures together renting movies and talking about life and everything. We just vent so much to each other about life and it always works great because even if we haven't seen each other for awhile (like going away to school) we can just pick right back up in our friendship and laugh about life and everything that has been happening to us. I just love her and love that when we are together we can just laugh endlessly and have a good time and vent like none other.
4) Sarah: I met Sarah about a year ago up at USU. It's kinda funny how we met actually. See, we were moving in and just loving our new found freedom (me and Jessi) of college life when Sarah wandered in to our apartment. We had our door open because that's what everyone was doing the first week up there and she was from the second floor but none of her roommates were there yet so she was just wandering around talking to people. For some reason my internet was working on my computer but no one else's would work and she somehow found this out and came in and wanted to use my computer to check Facebook. haha. After that, Sarah, Jessi, and myself became instant friends and did almost everything together. School then started and we realized we had a couple of classes together and our friendship just grew from there. Even though she didn't technically live with me, if felt like it sometimes. She would sleep over, or make herself at home and visa-versa. We would and still do talk about anything and everything and just understand each other and our problems because we are so much alike. Sarah actually picked me up from the airport in January with Sammy after Christmas break to take me to Bountiful to get my car and we got so so lost it was hilarious. We even spent a couple of weekends at her house in Salt Lake throughout the year, and anytime I would make the journey to Provo for a weekend, she would generally accompany me and make for very interesting and memorable car rides (some of those memories can never be repeated for the public to know hahah). We have had so many great experiences together I can't even write about them all, but she knows and I know and will always remember. =]
I am so grateful for all of my friends. I look at this list and it is so interesting because a lot of times people have a group of best friends and they all do everything together but my list is opposite. These girls are all my best friends, but I have never been with two of them at the same time. It's crazy how much life is the same yet different with different people. I am very thankful for it, and their love and examples, and friendship throughout the years that I have known them. What would we do without friends in our lives to keep us going?