This past weekend my gal Erin came to visit from Connecticut. I’m so grateful for her friendship, her cleaning skills, her question of the day, but most of all her love. We got to go to lots of different restaurants in Ann Arbor, saw some old faces, and most importantly just got to lay around and have the best of chats.
Erin always reminds me of the importance of the little things – whether it be taking the time to recycle or going out of her way to be friendly to strangers. She can make anything fun – whether it be going to the grocery store or waiting for an hour at Verizon. She is fierce and sassy and I admire her for sticking up for what she believes in – whether it be animal rights or that life is too short to do things you don’t want to do.
We attribute it to fate that we met at orientation the summer before freshman year. On our tour around campus, we made a stop outside the Union, and our guide asked the group if anyone was living in West Quad in the fall. We were the only two in the group that raised our hands. We creepily looked over at each other, gathering our first impressions, and somehow both made our way to the front of the group and began chatting. And we have been friends ever since.
Sitting at Angelo’s over a delicious breakfast, we had a chance to talk about all the different things that have happened since freshman year. And although we now to go to different schools, live in different states, and usually only see each other once or twice a year, we are still great friends. So thanks, my little Erie bird, for being such a positive presence in my life.