Last night I chatted with my best friend from high school and I have to say it left me feeling like I was on cloud 9. Melissa and I were inseparable in high school. We had all our classes together, always lunched together, went practically everywhere together. And when we weren’t together we were on the phone talking for hours and hours and hours under the guise of practicing our French. Then life started happening. I moved away for college, and then I got married and then there was a big miscommunication on my part, and we didn’t talk to each other for 5 years. But we recently found each other on Facebook. And our chat last night catching up on everything erased those 5 years. I felt like I was in high school again talking away about nothing and everything. With Melissa I’ve found that connection to my past, that shared history. With her, I can laugh at nothing and joke about loves and crushes and talk about guys with tattoos and totally be myself and love every minute of it. Our conversation left me feeling on top of the world, like a weight I didn’t know had been carrying had been lifted from my shoulders. There is nothing in the world like your best girlfriend from way back when.
Melissa, Lizzi, and Maureen