Seven Years

Sometimes I get envious of those who have maintained friendships since high school. Or even farther back. I'm not sure why that envy comes into play. Perhaps part of that is me feeling like I lack that consistency through out my life as I stumbled along, trying to figure things out. I know that I'm not the only one in this world who does not have any contact with old school friends but sometimes it feels that way.

Which leads me to thinking about my friendships through out the years. Who has stuck around? Who was a real, solid friend? And what kind of friend was/am I? Up until now, I have never had a friend - or friends for that matter - longer than a five year span. In the past, I'd let everyone get just so close and then I'd push them away. Thankfully, I have changed. Grown up. Worked through my issues and I can't believe that it's been SEVEN years that Danielle, Kaari and I have been friends.

It all started when we were in the same small group together and then, even after we all went our seperate ways and traveled, we still have returned and maintained our relationship. We try to keep our Girls Night Out tradition in place and always have a ton of fun! I'm so thankful for these two women who want to be around me. Still blows my mind! 

I, of course, had to use my Silhouette and create my favorite flowers. Love the dimension they bring and layering you can do with this shape. (3d_square_flower)

All contents (except for jute and bling) are from the October ACHIEVEMENT kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. Yes. I had to include this topic as I see as quite the achievement to have maintained these friendships for so long.

Absolutely LOVE the new kraft folders from Jillibean Soup. They provide the perfect opportunity to include some hidden journaling. Especially when you have a lot to say.

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