I ordered a pizza for myself tonight – for the first time in a long time, and it wasn’t half pineapple.
I have been at Clemson University in South Carolina now for a few months. Overall, I love it, and it has been such a good experience. I have learned SO much and made so many GOOD friends. I am sure there will be posts to come about it, but tonight I will be honest and say I’m struggling.
I miss my Ram-Fam, aka the amazing, strong women who helped shape me into who I am today, Christina and Rachel. My senior year at Carolina was defined by our late-night-code-name-ratchetry and conversations. I would do anything to be back in that little living room, with cold tile floors, obnoxious neighbors, the smell of cookies in the oven, fuzzy blankets and snuggles on the couch. We would laugh, cry, celebrate our life decisions — the good, the bad, the ugly, sometimes all three.
I sincerely hope EVERY person has a friendship in their life like this one. A friendship full of love and support, no judgement, no expectations. A friendship that lifts you up physically, mentally, emotionally. A friendship that accepts the very best and worst of you, challenges you, and helps you grow. A friendship, that when you walk out of your room, you are greeted by wide eyes, and “Dayyymmm, look at you and yo’ fine ass.” <–No matter how you *actually* look.
My favorite nights were the ones when we’d watch Criminal Minds into the wee hours of the morning, with a half pineapple, half cheese pizza from Domino’s. Then we’d inevitably end up at a McDonald’s for iced coffee and hash browns, listening to our favorite (Latin) music. While I can’t do that tonight, I can express the sheer gratitude I have for these two incredible women, Christina and Rachel, the Queen and Golden Goddess themselves — and know that I carry our friendship and its profound impact on my life everywhere I go.
Mother Russia, the Queen, and the Golden Goddess in their natural environment – George the Dart.
This blog and what to do with it has been on my mind for quite some time now. I do not know entirely if I have decided what to do with it. However, I think I have decided to do something. I realized today that I missed this, and the wonderful community of bloggers I found here. So, until next time friends.