Do you know what I love? I love that some of the people I hang out with in 2010 are the same people I was spending my days with all the way back in the early 90s. It’s pretty rare to be just 30 years old and have friends in your world that have been around for about 20 of those years.
I was looking through some old photos the other day and came across a couple that made me smile.
This first one is of me and Lis when we were about 14. Yes, I’m wearing a scrunchie. And yes, my eyebrows really were that thick. Tragic.
Alissa has been my best friend for about 17 years now. It’s such a good feeling to have a friend that loves you despite knowing pretty much every single thing about you. I look back at my teenage years and cringe at some of the things I did and said. Sometimes I wish I could do that whole part of my life again. If I did though, my time with Alissa is one thing I wouldn’t change. I think between us, we tried every beauty product on the market and read every single teen magazine.
I know that when we’re 80 years old, we’ll still be getting together to talk about books and mascara.
Then there’s this photo of Jay, circa 1994.
For a few years in high school I dated James. James and Jay were, and still are the best of friends. I remember Jay (or Jono as he was known back then) always being around and always making me laugh.
All these years later, I’m now married to Ian and Jay is Ian’s second best friend. Well ok, Ian would actually say Jay is his best friend. But I’m muscling my way into first place!
So Jay’s still in my life and he still makes me laugh. He also makes me smile because he has such a beautiful soul. Which is lucky really because it matches the beautiful soul of his wife.
In short, I have gorgeous friends.