As my sister sent a notice to our family group chat this morning, explaining why she didn't have to student teach today, I started to wonder why people are the way they are. If you're unaware of what I'm referring to, basically a young woman (only 18 years old from Miami, FL) was in the Denver area with a shotgun, who had made threats to the Denver-area schools. This young woman was infatuated with the Columbine shooting, and allegedly had violent intentions. She had bought the shotgun when she arrived in Colorado, and was eventually found, apprehended, and then died (All credit for this information to the local news stations in Denver).
So I originally had the picture of you in the honors college looking like you were heading off to war, but I wasn't able to get it uploaded. *big tear* But I want to still remind you: Don't you dare forget about me when you're famous, you'll always be a Swedish orphan in my camera roll.
Say what you want about Ariana Grande, but her song "needy" really goes off, especially for a girl like me. She repeats often through the song, "I can be needy... tell me how good it feels to be needed," and I don't think there is a lyric I relate more to. This being said, I would like to apologize in advance to all my current friends (who have seen this side of me), my future friends, and (God bless this man) whatever guy I end up with, y'all are saints for putting up with me.
How has it been almost a whole year since we met at college orientation? It feels like we've been through about ten years of friendship together. I am so thankful you were bold enough to give me, a stranger, a compliment at orientation. You were kind, a friendly face, and an adorable little hippie. You completely owned and ROCKED the outfit you were wearing and you didn't just compliment me and walk away, you actually talked to me–something I had not known from a friend in a long time. I knew from that moment on that you would be my best friend.
The past few weekends I have been seeing a lot of prom pictures. It's all the pretty girls, with their pretty dresses, their cute dates, and all their friends looking like they're having the time of their lives. It brought me back to the place I was in just a year ago, when I didn't attend my senior prom.
In recent days, I felt compelled to reassure each of my close friends about how amazing they are and how much they have impacted me. Today, we start with Carolina, a girl who is simply amazing (like in every single way). I met Carolina on bid day (we love pi phi!!!) and began talking to her a little more as we fell into a friend group of sisters. Soon after bid day, I realized this was my girl. She was always making me laugh, always asking me how I'm doing, and encouraging me in every way. Due to some friend issues she had been having, I pulled her into my friend group (outside the sorority), and got even closer to this amazing girl.