Day 9- Someone you didn’t want to let go of, but just drifted
This is easy. Her name is Kara. I survived high school because of Kara. And at times, I survived life because of Kara.
Kara and I met on the first day of high school. She had a spacious end locker for the first few hours of freshman year. Some little girl (me) came and ruined this blissful happiness though because she could not reach her top locker. Thus began what would eventually become the friendship of Kara and Jill. By the end of freshman year, Kara had finally forgiven me for stealing her locker. When Sophomore year rolled around, we both joined Interact and found ourselves spending a lot of time together. We were different in every way but the at the same time we were so much alike. During that summer, we began hanging out on a more regular basis. And pretty much from there we were inseprable.
Our friendship never faltered through high school and college. Through relationships, various hair colors, ups and downs with other friends, big moves, graduations…everything. Kara was the first person I ever drank with, who I took some of my best shore vacations with and who knew me better than I knew myself. We were there for each other through everything. Every memory I have for the series of years we were close, somehow involves Kara.
Unfortunately, after college she moved with her boyfriend and our time spent together became less and less. Emails and phone calls became sparse and at some point we just stopped making time for each other. As alike as we were for all those years, our adult lives took us down completely different paths. I have only seen Kara twice in the last 3 years. I think about her often. I have nothing but love for the girl who I feel shaped much of who I am.
Do I wish we were still close? Of course. But I think our friendship served a purpose (for both of us) and I respect that we have moved forward in different directions. I feel like the next time I see her, it’ll be like we were never apart. Kara and I will always be able to pick up where we left off. Even though we have drifted, I don’t think we will ever let go of each other in heart.
Day 1 –> Something you hate about yourself
Day 2 –> Something you love about yourself