“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”--Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Another Graduation Weekend

This summer has been a busy one.  Last week I went home for a week to help my parents host a graduation party for my youngest brother who graduated from high school.  The party was a great success--wonderful fiesta-inspired food, great friends, and beautiful gardens. 

This weekend I'm off to Chicago for another graduation weekend.  This one is a family celebration for the bf who graduated from law school in May.  I am so fortunate to be able to see my family again this weekend and be able to see the bf's family.  Although I'm excited to see everyone, my bff S is coming out to the burbs from downtown, and I am absolutely ecstatic!  

S and I first met at orientation for our undergraduate university.  She first approached me because I was wearing a Dave Matthews Band tee shirt (which is so funny now to me), and she had gone to a recent concert and was wondering which concert I went to.  I noted that she was wearing an outfit oddly similar to one I owned (same polo and pants that I owned in different colors).  She was so nice and outgoing, but we were meeting many different people that weekend.  The next day I wore a simple outfit of black capris and a white top with my black canvas Gap bag (okay, it was 2003, so it was cool to me at least at the time).  I did not see S at all that day.  On the third day, we were broken into groups by major to learn how to choose and register for classes.  Political Science was a very popular major at my school, but we were the only two people who were Poli Sci majors in our orientation group.  As we read about different courses, we found even more we had in common.  S played cello while I played violin, we both took French, and were both excited to study abroad in the future.  The outfit similarities also continued, on this day S was wearing black bottoms and a white top with the EXACT SAME BAG.  We were total soul-mates.  We registered for two of the same poli sci classes, sat by each other on the first day, and my life has not been the same since.  

Throughout our undergraduate years as we both did sorority recruitment (and joined different sororities), took every class we could together, studied countless hours, spent too much money at the very meager mall near campus, and talked waaaay too loudly at the law library where we both worked, we grew closer together and continue to grow closer together as we both embark upon new adventures.  Although we live a few states apart, S and I are lucky to be able to see each other a few times a year.  Thank you, S for everything.  My life wouldn't be the same without you.  Can't wait to see you on Saturday! :)

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