Growing up in a small town there are a lot of things that I didn't appreciate until later on in life. One of those being the friendships I've had since I was a kid. I guess I've known these friends for so long, that I never imagined not having them.
Of course life isn't a Taylor Swift song and people grow apart. Move away. Change. Have different liftstyles and sometimes that doesn't fit in with who you've grown to be as a person. It becomes harder to keep up with everyone's life when you're living your own.
But then you see a friend you haven't seen in a year and nothing has changed. It's like you saw them yesterday. You can hang out once a year, or once a week, and you're still friends. You can go months without talking, but then carry on a conversation like there hasn't even been a pause.
Today, those are the friendships that I'm thankful for.
I've known some of these friends for 20 years. That's a long time and it freaks me out to say out loud, but that's how long I've known some of these people. I can look back and think of summer day camps, birthday parties, dance recitals, and so much more.
Though life will continue to change, it's good to know at the end of the day, you'll always have those old friends that will remember growing up and all the good things that came with living in a small town.
Senior Year Spirit Week with the 80's Day
Moving into our college dorm...friends since 5.
High school homecoming week.
Part of the Group
High School Prom.
High School Dance Team