Going to college, one of my main worries was being able to make friends like the ones I had at home. I knew this was going to be difficult because no one could replace them and we had known each other for so long. I was lucky enough to be able to bring my best friend Casey along with me, although we were going be in different residence halls and majors. Casey is in engineering and is basically always busy, so I knew I had to find my people, and fast. Fortunately, my new family was right under my nose.
I started hanging out with an old friend from childhood named Skylar, who I was reintroduced to at orientation, and her roommate Hailey. Those girls, plus my best friend, became the people I needed to get through the first semester. It was awkward at first, as it is with any new friendship. We knew each other but not that well, that is until my first living situation for next year fell through. I knew I would live with my friend from home, however, we had no idea who the other two roommates would be.
Skylar and Hailey needed two more people for their apartment as well, so we decided to take a leap of faith and join them! This was the best decision I had ever made. From signing the lease on, we had become so much closer. Tailgates, movie nights, spontaneous Target runs and a lot of Starbucks are just a few of the ways our friendship grew. We now spend almost every day together. The four of us can tell each other anything and we have our "froomie" dinners almost every night. I am so grateful that Casey, Skylar and Hailey love each other as much as I love them.
Even though we have our fights and issues as any friend group does, we value our friendships so much. I was homesick coming to college, but they helped me through the first semester as study buddies, shoulders to cry on through all the boy issues, and people to hang out with whenever I was feeling lonely. I cannot wait for us to live together and every day I am so grateful for them. I have truly found my future bridesmaids.