Monday, July 28, 2014

Defining Moments

I had the amazing opportunity to take a month off and travel this summer. Grown-ups normally don't get to do that, but hard work and being debt free can provide time for fun amidst the chaos of life. 

It actually all started the end of June when I was privileged enough to stand up beside two sweet friends in their weddings. 

Elizabeth, one of my besties from college, married Patrick (better known as PK) on June 14th. I've known Elizabeth since my first semester of college when we had to create an island together for our government class...the rest was kind of history. When we lived together, our friendship really grew and now I can't imagine my life without her. She was a beautiful bride and I was so excited my other bestie, Shelby was there to share in her special day too! 

 (Elizabeth and Patrick)

(Shelby, Elizabeth, and me!)

Then, June 28th, I had the honor of being the maid of honor to my sweet friend, Jen as she married Bryan. I've known Jen since my first day of Freshman year. She knew my cousins in Illinois and found out we were both going to be at the same school. She claims she heard me talking in the stairwell and knew who I was because I sounded just like my cousin! It turns out we lived three rooms apart on the 5th floor and we soon became inseparable.

(Jen and Bryan)

(Laura, Michelle, Jen, me, and Hillary)

Both of these girls are like sisters to me, and even though many states separate us now, I know we will be forever friends. Life after college is a strange thing...I am still trying to figure it all out. During college, you're put in a building with 300 other people and you find people to do life with. I found some of the best and the years at SNU I wouldn't trade for anything. After college, you realize just how special people are and how quickly years fly by. I sure am excited to see what life brings all of us next; especially these two as they begin married life! 

More to come about the rest of my month long adventure :-) 

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