You know those friends who you love but never get to see but when you do see them it feels as if you were never seperated? Yeah I like those friends. I have one of those friends. Her name is Annie.
Annie and I met our sophomore year of high school. We both got elected to be officers in Key Club for the next year and ended up spending quite a bit of time together. We also were both Cotillion Assistants (classy is how we roll) our Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years.
Very quickly Annie became my best friend. We went everywhere and did everything together. In fact I would not walk into graduation without her. She came to the mountains on vacation with us (even when we had a blizzard and no electricity) and my family just loved her.
Unfortunately, Senior year means applying to college and making decisions. Annie chose to stay close and go to University of South Florida in Tampa. I chose Milligan in Tennessee. This meant being 12 hours apart.
I remember when I went to orientation I was texting her the whole time telling her how nervous I was and wishing she was there. I really don't know how I got through all of that without her!
We manage to stay in contact quite a bit of Freshmen year of college and saw each other every chance we could get. We still call and text a little, but not as much as we use to. but you can bet that every time I am in Florida I see that girl.
And when we get together? It is as if no time has passed. Conversation flows, there is no awkwardness, and we genuinely care about what the other person is saying. I love Annie and I am SO grateful to still have her in my life!