Senior Year, I Found 4 Girls Who Will stick With Me For Life

Senior Year, I Found 4 Girls Who Will stick With Me For Life

The universe has a funny way of putting people in your life at the right moment for a specific reason.

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Going into senior year, I started working at a law office with what became two girls. I didn't think anything more than they were my coworkers, but that's the beauty of being a senior. By the time you reach this age, you're ready to expand your horizons and meet people who are out of your inner circle and branch out to get yourself out there. I thank my lucky stars I did so, for if I didn't I wouldn't have created the memories I did, had the experiences I did and set myself up for future memories to be made with these amazing people. It's sad that you will sometimes meet people at the end of your college career, but the way I see it, the universe has a funny way of putting people in your life at the right moment for a specific reason. So maybe instead of always saying, "Why did it take us this long to meet," I should have focused on saying, "Thank god you came into my life at this moment." Here's to you, four psychos:





I never thought I would get close to a co-worker as fast as I did with you. As expected, first encounters in a work environment can be awkward. But it didn't take long for the two of us to get to know one another on a social level, and you decided to invite me out for a random Stubby Tuesday. And ever since then we've included one another in our social gatherings with our mutual friends. Within one year's time we've gone on multiple date dashes together, multiple open to closes, and created our tradition of going to the Coug on Mondays after chapter- since we were the only ones who still attended. With a friend like you, I've been pushed to better myself and hold myself to a higher standard. Seeing your process of applying and getting into numerous law schools, it has been inspiring to really see the benefits and outcome of hard work. I know one day you will make an amazing attorney and I can't wait to hire you, pro bono of course. I feel so lucky to find someone who is always down to go to the bar just like I am. Someone who enjoys sushi at any time of day just like I do, and to talk to one another about our existent and nonexistent love lives. Though this friendship blossomed in one years' time, it came at the perfect point in my life where I needed someone new most, and I'll be keeping you much past college.

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Cheyenne Wong

If ever there is someone who hypes me up and lifts my spirits more than anyone else, it is you. You know how to make those around you feel special and it is such a gift to have. I have never met someone so brave and so open as you. You have taught me so much and have created an even more open mind for myself. Before I met you I thought I knew everything there was to know about humans and the ways we think and what we can believe in. You showed me that there is so much more within this difficult world that we live in. You taught me that being different and being ourselves are the best ways to introduce ourselves to the world. You've taught me the difference in changing things I don't like and knowing how to deal with things I can't. You are someone that I can discuss any topic with, whether it is controversial or something that we're taught not to talk to others about. There is just about nothing in this world I can't ask you or discuss with you. I find your sense of humor and your confidence to be so inspiring as well as your enthusiasm with anything you like. Whether it is music, movies, or any of your favorite TV shows, you allow yourself to immerse in these hobbies in a pure and simple manner. I won't find another friend who inhabits all of these qualities like you do and I'm not in any need to find one. I'm lucky I have someone like you to go through life with and to ask for advice at all hours of the day and night. Thank you for your unconditional love and for always being open with yourself. You inspire me to be a better person.

Lael

And last but most certainly NOT least, you Lael. You came at the tail end and what many would see as the last possible second. While you were off teaching the youth for your practicum, we were establishing these friendships. And just like your bubbly self, you were able to sneak on in and hang with the best of us. I will never forget the first time I met you and your blunt and honest humor. It reminded me of myself and perhaps that's why I gravitated to you. As you were the only roommate that was normal and didn't bully our fellow friend, it was only proper that we made you spend your free time with us. Your loyalty to us is what I admire most about you. You will defend us against others if we are in need and you are not afraid to voice the unpopular opinion. The best thing about you is even when it seems hard you always know when and how to do the right thing. It only took you a solid three weeks to prove how amazing of a friend you are and you dear, I curse your practicum to not allow you to meet me sooner, but like everyone else, it seems that timing has a reason to it. I can't wait to see what other shenanigans you and I get into and what other things you say that will make me cry laughing. Thank you for being a light in my life and always making me laugh. You bring joy to my life and a smile to my face.



Jules

The biggest surprise about our friendship is that we had every opportunity in the world to get close but it took our very last year to do so. Pledging Kappa as sophomores gave us a common ground to walk on. Having mutual friends allowed us to also get to know one another on a surface level. And once I started working with you, @#$! hit the fan when we started hanging out religiously and became inseparable. Since then, we have been attached at the hip, constantly getting drinks together, getting food, giving each other the low down about whatever guy is screwing us over. You've proven to be a friend that will be there at any time of day or night, literally, and will drop everything to comfort me. Befriending you was hands down THE smartest choice I ever made but I kick myself in the butt for not having done so sooner. You've also proven that miles don't really mean much because wherever we are in the world, it's nothing a plane ride can't fix, and we still have the power to communicate and keep in touch with one another. You're a forever friend that I know will be a big part of my future for years to come.

Alicia

I never thought I would get close to a co-worker as fast as I did with you. As expected, first encounters in a work environment can be awkward. But it didn't take long for the two of us to get to know one another on a social level, and you decided to invite me out for a random Stubby Tuesday. And ever since then we've included one another in our social gatherings with our mutual friends. Within one year's time we've gone on multiple date dashes together, multiple open to closes, and created our tradition of going to the Coug on Mondays after chapter- since we were the only ones who still attended. With a friend like you, I've been pushed to better myself and hold myself to a higher standard. Seeing your process of applying and getting into numerous law schools, it has been inspiring to really see the benefits and outcome of hard work. I know one day you will make an amazing attorney and I can't wait to hire you, pro bono of course. I feel so lucky to find someone who is always down to go to the bar just like I am. Someone who enjoys sushi at any time of day just like I do, and to talk to one another about our existent and nonexistent love lives. Though this friendship blossomed in one years' time, it came at the perfect point in my life where I needed someone new most, and I'll be keeping you much past college.

So to anyone reading this, my best advice is to befriend people you might think you wouldn't be friends with. You can surprise yourself at how easy it is to get close to those around you whether it is in a work setting, classroom, etc. It's unfortunate that you might meet people when it feels too late. But enjoy the time you have with them for it can create the introduction for the rest of your lives. For I know that these four girls are friends that will stick around for life, beyond our college years.
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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.

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1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten


Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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An Open Letter To My Childhood Best Friend

To Molly Zucker, I hope this article makes everyone surrounding you hear your obnoxious, priceless laugh.

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Dear childhood best friend,

When I look back on my childhood, there is only one person who reminds me of home: you. After moving out of state and time passing on, it's easy to forget where you came from and parts of your childhood. However, the minute I see your face and hear your goofy laugh, the feeling of home returns. You bring out the fun and young in me because let's be honest, you turned out to be the adventurous spontaneous one and I'm just a boring nerd in Organic Chemistry. No one can make my pure childhood laughs come out or make me feel as free-spirited and lively as much as you do.


Lexi Garber

We used to ride our bikes around town, eat salt and vinegar chips until our tongues burned, and do each other's makeup and nails. We would go to the mall and dress ourselves in this horrendous outfits, but ones that we actually thought were cute at the time (Why did you let me wear half of the stuff I did?) We wrote each other cards during Recess and talked about how much we would gossip on our Friday night sleepovers. I could recognize your cupcake vanilla perfume scent from a mile away, even from this day and when I do smell it, it brings back such a warm and comforting familiar feeling.


Lexi Garber

We would talk about what our future would be like, how fun high school would be and what it would be like if we went to the same college. I didn't know that I would move before all of that but little did I know we would remain best friends and talk every day still to this day. Although there are moments where it hurts me that I didn't get to watch you grow out of your crazy, middle school self and into this beautiful and amazing girl, I know one day we will be close in distance again. We still talk about our future like we know what's going to happen and hopefully, we will live together in NYC one day, like we've always talked about. Who knows where we will both end up, but no matter how far we are in distance, we will always be close at heart.


Lexi Garber

The best part of being long distance best friends is that when our other friends annoy us, we can randomly Facetime each other at any time for a quick laugh and a reminder of how sacred our special bond is. We get to plan trips to see each other and show each other what has changed in our lives, but there is one thing that will never change: our friendship. So here's to you being my maid of honor, crazy aunt for my future kids, my soulmate, best friend and partner in crime. You bring out the happiness and best in me and I will love you always and forever.

Love,

Your childhood best friend



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