Thursday, August 28, 2014

The End of a Chapter

Tomorrow, my best friend moves to Oregon for grad school. Tomorrow is the ends 13 months of living with my bestie. 13 months, or 55 weeks, or 690ish days of laughter, tears {some from laughter}, of Doctor Who farewells and Sherlock hellos, of grown-up grocery runs and spider slayings, of Christmas tree mishaps and cars catching on fire, and of course scaring each other accidentally.

Here are some highlights from our 13 months of living together:

dinner before going to see "Pixar in Concert"

One Wednesdays, we wore pink. We went to see the Lion King. Samara made me breakfast in bed for my birthday {and then I returned the favor} and introduced me to Indiana Jones. We dressed up as Irene and Sherlock and as the Fox Family, and we hosted a fantastic New Year's Eve party:

Our friendship definitely reached new heights this year, and I am so, so grateful for this wonderful time spent with my bestie. Two years ago, we didn't think we could stand living together. The next year, we simultaneously asked each other, "Do you think we could live together?" And less than a year later, we were moving and starting a new adventure.

Samara, I have SO enjoyed the past 13 months with you. I've learned to appreciate and love you in new ways, and I'm going to miss you like crazy. As in I am going crazy. But you already knew that. But you love me anyway because we're soup snakes.

You're also my person, and if we did drag a body across the living room floor, you would find a way to make that carpet smell better than the day it was installed. 

Have the best time in Oregon! You are going to learn amazing things and teach wonderful students and write incredible revelations. This is the best kind of adventure, and I'm so excited for you! If I show up on your door, don't be surprised, and don't be worried about being in your pajamas ;)


  1. Awww, yay for friends! And yay for new adventures. Best wishes to you both! Also, this feels really legit commenting with Disques.

  2. I'm so grateful for friends, old and new! :)
    Also, thanks! I'm still figuring things out, but I'm hoping this will make comments more of a conversation :)

  3. Catherine ValentineAugust 29, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    Awww, an end of an era. Good luck to you, Samara! Best wishes to you as well, Bek. <3

  4. Oh my gosh! Finally read this and wow! :') Thanks, dear! I'm gonna miss you too!