I want to give a special shout out to a gal that was brought into my life at just the right time. I find that as an adult, it's not always easy to make friends. I don't mean that it's difficult to meet new people or have casual friendly relationships. I mean meet a true, honest to goodness friend that has your back through thick and thin. A friend that you tell everything to, never hesitate to tell the truth, and never question her loyalty.
It's strange right? Everyone has friends from childhood and friends from college. I look at the people in my life and their best friends and for the most part, they have known each other their whole lives. They have gone through ups and downs and fights and reconnections. True best friends are usually lifers. How many times do you meet a complete stranger and end up with a soul-mate, forever friend? I was super lucky as a child. I have had an army of built in best friends since birth. My cousins always have been the people that are closest to me, even in a best friend capacity. I now have Alex, but let's face it he has to listen to me. I talk a lot. I just feel super blessed that at this stage in my life, I am still able to meet and welcome new and exciting personalities into my crazy world.
Miss Ashley Erwin, this shout out is for you. A few short years ago, our paths happened to cross and I am so grateful that we started our now famous friendship. From our first few encounters at the studio to the crazy time we ended up in the village docket (thanks Lizzard), it's been an awesome ride. Your sense of humor, your sensitive soul, and your comfy recliner are awesome sister. Thank you for laughing with me, being honest with me, letting me be a consistent hot mess, and having my back during this most difficult time in my life. You are the best at cheering me up when I am down and setting me straight when it needs to be done. I'm so grateful to have your bad-ass bitch behind in my corner (and seriously, your recliner. Sometimes a girl needs a lunch nap.)
Friendships are built on a solid foundation of alcohol, sarcasm, inappropriateness, and shenanigans. I think we covered our bases. Here's to you sister; love your face.
Thu, June 20, 2013
by Kara Ward