Twelve months is the short amount of time it took me to realize just how much my front porch means to me. When I signed that lease a year ago, I was nervous. I didn't think things would work out and we'd end up hating each other because it's hard to live with your best friends. But, I was wrong
The pod. That's what we called our sweet little four bedroom house, because we were/are four peas in a pod. We've made more memories than I can count and each one leaves a special little place in my heart. From staying up all night just talking about life to all of us lying in one bed so we could watch out shows on Hulu.
Each part of the house brings back different memories but the porch has the biggest impact. It's seen and heard so many situations in 12 short months. It's seen tears of joy and sadness. It's seen us laugh until we've cried and it's seen us become the best of friends. We may not have always seen eye to eye but at the end of the day we were all still there for each other.
A lot can happen in 12 short months. A lot did happen in those 12 short months. That little front porch has seen more than I couldn't explain. It's watched us laugh at the dumb things we've done. It's watched us be there for each other no matter the situation. It's watched us enjoy the little things when it's a good or bad day. It's watched us move in, and move out.
I couldn't thank that little front porch enough for the impact it's had on my life and my (ex)roommates. The memories we made will forever be etched in my mind. It's the type of stories that you share with your grandkids once they're grown. The kind of memories that make your soul happy.
We learned, we laughed, we cried. And even though we almost burnt the house down (true story) and had to repaint two of the bedrooms (another true story), it left a bigger impact on us than we did on it.
So here's to that front porch and may it leave as big of a mark on the next people who rent the place, as it did on us. And here's to the girls I shared it with and may we never forget how much we mean to each other.