I went into freshman year worried about making good friends that I could trust and count on. Low and behold, God placed that person in the same dorm room as me. I got a best friend and a roommate all in one, it really doesn't get better than that.

Alexis and I spent every moment together, we now know everything about each other and what is going on in one another's lives. Our friends knew we came as a package deal and never failed to question us where the other one was if we were caught out without our other half. We grew to be extremely close, even our families grew close because of our friendship. However, then summer break hit and we had to leave Tallahassee heading in opposite directions. Given that we live in different states, this parting was extremely difficult. Tears were definitely shed as we said our final goodbyes to each other, our dorm room, and freshman year.

Now an easy solution to this separation would be to go visit each other. Yes, that would be easy, except that I have a job and she has an internship. This leaves us going months without seeing each other. While technology is amazing and allows us to continue daily communication, it just isn't the same.

I recently met up with Alexis in Tallahassee for the fourth of July, there are no words to express how excited we were to see each other. We spent two days going out and catching up in person. We made a comment that we thought we would have so much to talk about but realized that we actually had kept each other up-to-date on what was going on in our lives, but it just felt different sharing those details over the phone.

Going from spending every moment together to not seeing each other for months is an extremely hard transition, and it is one we both really struggled with. I so often find myself sitting home wondering what to do and who to hang out with because no one really compares to the person you do everything with AND live with. She was always the one I went out to dinner with, out to bars with, to the movies with, to the library with, to the gym with, you get the point, everything. Who am I going to get outfit and guy advice from in less than a minute?

I have to wait until August to get my person back, and honestly, that just flat-out sucks. But I know this upcoming year will be filled with more special memories, lots of laughs, fun trips, Snapchat stories, and wine nights, and I truly can not wait to be back.

Alexis, thank you for being the perfect, most amazing college best friend. I know we will continue to be best friends for the rest of our lives, and I am blessed to have a friend like you in my life. Love you always! I can't wait to down some cranberry vodka's in the Fall.