One week from today, families all across the country will be enjoying great food, great family, and great football. Hands down, Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday of the year. Although Christmas is a close second, I think what I love most about Thanksgiving is the fact that it’s all about celebrating those around you and what you’re most thankful for without expecting anything in return. There are no presents, no page long wish lists, and no expectations. It’s simple. Enjoy the day with the people you enjoy most.
So, in honor of Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to thank some of the amazing friends in my life for all they do for me (in no specific order, they’re each too amazing, it’d be impossible to rank).
One thing I love most about my friendship with Abbie is how much fun we have together! A year of friendship with this sweet girl has felt like a lifetime. She never judges me for the crazy things I may do and is always down to go on an adventure. One of my favorite memories with Abbie was walking 2 miles in Florida at 6:30am just to buy donuts and watch the sun rise (which was a fail, we didn’t know you can’t see the sunrise from the side on Florida we were on). Still, that memory keeps me laughing! I’m so thankful for our friendship, Abbie!
How can I even begin to put into words how much I love having my partner in crime around? Although we’ve known each other for almost two years now, we only recently became close, but now I can’t imagine a day without her. We may text each other lyrics back and forth for hours, live for Tuesday night Mug Club, or cry uncontrollably, but I wouldn’t change that for the world. I love that I can just be myself around you and we can have deep conversations about anything. Forever grateful for you, Erica!
For fourteen years now, this girl has been by my side. I don’t know if I have ever been more grateful for any relationship! We always joke that someone could place us into a completely empty room and we would be able to talk for at least a few days. The funny thing is, that is completely true. I love that distance has had absolutely no affect on our friendship. You know me inside and out, and I will always be thankful that you chose to sit next to me on the bus that one day in first grade.
Junior year of high school (and an organization that we absolutely despised) brought us together so now I’m pretty sure mutual hatred forges the best of friends. It was nothing short of fate that we both ended up at Ball State in Sigma Kappa. You’re my forever roomie and I don’t think I could put up living with anyone other than you for two years straight (and one to come!). You’re my constant texting buddy and fill-in boyfriend. Life just wouldn’t be as fun without you (plus I would have no one to complain to). I love you a million times over and glad to know we will always be friends, no matter what life throws at us.
Two years ago, Allison helped tremendously to integrate me into Sigma Kappa and help me to be elected to the position of Panhellenic Delegate. I was so incredibly proud to follow in her footsteps. We’ve had our fair share of ups and downs, but Allison has always been there for me in college for the good and bad days. She’s seen me cry over stupid boys one too many times, but she helps me to always see the good parts of the bad. Even though we were born on the same exact day (yes, the same year, too) she will always be my big sister. Thank you for being you, Allison!
To the girl who always keeps my head on straight and refuses to let me be sad over anything, I am so extremely thankful that we have gotten closer this semester! Thank you for raising your hand first and practically jumping out of your seat to nominate me for President, thank you for ordering me pizza at 2am, and thank you for looking out for all of your friends. You are one of the strongest, most loving people I know. I’m so lucky to call you one of my close friends.
These are just 6 of the incredible people in my life, but I could name at least a few dozen more. Friendships are one of the most important things in my life, I would nowhere without you all!