Last week, my friend Laura moved far far away to be with her fiance and start her new life. I’m really going to miss her! Laura and I have known each other since we were 10 or 11. We were bffs growing up, and I have so many great memories of sleepovers, hair dye experiments gone terribly wrong (once we dyed her hair with henna and it turned orange) and lots of cookie baking. We were roommates freshman year, which was great for making it through those first few weeks when you’re getting your bearings, and she is the person who introduced me to David. Although we sort of went our separate ways after freshman year, we have always stayed in touch, and I’m going to be in her wedding this fall.

I really admire her for having the courage to move somewhere and start fresh. That’s something I dream about doing, and here she is going for it! There are only great things ahead of her, and I’m excited to hear about this new chapter of her life – even though I will miss our walks and coffee dates.