Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's graduation season

Five years ago this month Chris and I graduated from college... It seems like it was so recently, but at times it also seems a world away. When I look at the people graduating now, I realize how young they look and that I look older now than they do, but I don't often feel that much older. I know, though, that they look at me and think, "married, real job, paying bills/rent" and feel that I am a world away from them, and I don't blame them! I remember being around as a college student on alumni weekends seeing people push strollers thinking, "they are old!" Whatever - I don't feel that old!

We've done a lot over the last five years, particularly in the area of changing locations and jobs. I certainly didn't think we would be where we are today when we graduated. I figured we would stay up in the Arlington (or at least greater D.C.) area indefinitely. Though I dislike not being super close to our families, I am happy not to endure the D.C. traffic on a daily basis. I never have to plan my work commute around traffic patterns or worry about where I'm going to park my car these days.

The other thing I am thrilled about is that despite distance, marriages, moves, babies, job changes, and just life in general, I am still very close with my roommates from college! We met up in Texas in March for one of our weddings, and will see each other again in October for yet another. When there are no events on the horizon, we plan a girls weekend and as many as can make it come. We keep in touch through texts, calls, email, blogs, google hang outs, book club, and just about any other way we can come up with. We've got many more years of friendship ahead of us, and I am still very thankful every day for each and every one of them!
 (On our last day of classes ever, from left to right: Stina, Jennie, Maggie, Kayla, me, Ashley, Liz, Lisa not pictured)


jennie said...

Wow, 5 years! Hard to believe! I am so so thankful for you and for all of our friendships! Here's to many more years of friendship!!

Patty said...

Aww, great blog post! I love this picture and love you girls! College friends are the best!

Ashley said...

Cheers to the golden times :) Great post!

maggie said...

I was thinking about you girls so much when I attended Temple's graduation this year! The time certainly does fly! I feel so blessed to have stayed so close to you all and can't wait to see what the next 5 years bring :)

Stina said...

aww I love this pic!! so glad we've all been able to keep in touch over the years!