This #tbt goes out to my college roommate and sister from anotha mister, Miss Ash. This photo was taken our very first time meeting each other, Freshman year at PSU in good ol' 413 Tener Hall. Little did we know at the moment of "cheese!" we'd still be sharing a room (yep, not even an apartment--a room!), 4 years later, having experienced the best of the best days and some of the worst of the worst together. I cherish every single memory of our friendship and still thank the Universe often for not-so-randomly assigning us to share sacred space and inevitably a strong, loving, silly and supportive bond twelve (twelve?!!?) years ago.
There is so much that makes me giggle about this picture--my unnecessarily blonde hair, the size of my hoops (you can take the girl outta Jersey...), the mini Britney Spears doll in the background (a going away gift from a friend, but still). I'm most jealous of how at this moment we were just beginning an awesome 4 years of continuing education (inside and outside the classroom, of course). I'm also pretty jealous of our awesome tans, but mostly just knowing the adventures that lie ahead for these 2 youngins makes my heart skip a beat.
It's been 3+ years since we've seen one another (boo hiss!), but we'll be reunited tomorrow evening, much to my absolute delight. I have missed her dearly and am preparing myself for the possibility of shedding a few tears upon accepting my first incomparable Ashley hug. Thankfully, I know she'll take my weepy state in stride--probably laughing at me and saying "Diggy it's been too long!" while I try to compose myself.
In summary, her friendship means so much to me and I love her wholly from the deepest parts of my spirit. In fact, now that I think about it, she is the catalyst for this entire blog. No small friendship potatoes, eh? That's how much of my heart belongs to her.
Oh my gosh. I can't even sit here typing anymore. I have to finish packing and try to contain my squealing.
I am so excited.