Between celebrating Makayla's 21st birthday tonight and spending almost the entire day with Melissa, Hani, and Libby, I'm remembering just how great my friends really are. Between the Arctic temperatures, a sinus infection, midterms, and still being in the limbo period about next year's plans, these past few weeks have been extra hard on me. At this point, it feels like I'm going through the motions just to graduate, and I'm not getting as much out of school as I did in the past.
Also, many of my friends have graduated or live in other states/countries, which is both a blessing and a curse. It means I can travel to see them and know how to handle long-distance friendships, but it's very hard when all I want is a certain friend by my side and s/he isn't around. Moreover, many of my friends who are still in college aren't yet 21, making it difficult to go out.
To all of my friends reading this, both old and new, just know how much I love and appreciate you. The power of friendship is incredible.