I have known Jac for over a decade. I would like to think that decade started at age 13 which would make me 23… sure, we will go with that. As I am sitting here trying to sum her up in a few short sentences the first thing that comes to my mind are the things I have learned from her. In telling you these things I think you too will understand the type of girl she is.
1st lesson; There is one true friend for EVERYONE. It does not matter how shy you are, or how weird, or if you hate pizza (which lets face it, that’s the weirdest). No matter who you are, you have a friend waiting. That friend will love you exactly for who you are as you are and will last you a life time. Jac taught me this, because in her I found true acceptance and love. That is who she is.
2nd lesson; Never lie to your self or others. Because even when you try, she will be there to say “get your self together girl” (hopefully in a Miranda Lambert accent). Not only will she tell you the utter truth when it comes to you, she will never stand for you lying to another. It’s just not allowed. So if you ever meet her or speak with her get ready… because nothing is off-limits and it better be from the heart.
3rd lesson; life is a journey, and she more than anyone knows this. She has felt, laughed, lived it all. And guess what?? she is still standing!! What a testament to her strength. And more than this she is ready for more. Jac knows life is sometimes an up hill battle and that’s ok. I would not want to be on this journey with anyone else but her. And trust me… you want in.
All in all Jaclyn is love, acceptance, truth and strength. I think for her this blog is important because she wants to connect to others of like minds. She seeks to find comfort and fun in girls out there that need a friend to say “get your self together girl”… because lets face it, We all need to get it together. 🙂
Blogging world meet my best friend Christine. Also fondly (depending on the mood and situation) known as Chris and Teenie.
I met Christine at the ripe ole age of 13 (cough, cough 19) when we were in college. Have you ever met someone who is stunningly beautiful, magnetically charismatic, a bright light in the room and has absolutely no idea? This person I described, this person we all secretly hope to be or inwardly hate, is Christine. Except you don’t hate her, you love her. Deep down to the tips of your toes, love.
I wish I could tell you from the moment I met Christine, I knew our friendship was going to last a lifetime. The truth is I had no idea. But the other side of that truth is this. I don’t want to know what life would look like without her by my side for the last 10 years.
To sum her up. Christine is magnetic, loyal, strong, a fighter, unashamedly herself, creative, smart, hilarious, fascinating, and exciting. Christine is that girl you want next to you in a fight, that girl you want at your house during a snow storm, that girl you want riding shotgun on a road trip, that girl you want to cry with after a breakup, that girl you want holding your hand saying, “everything is going to be ok, I promise”. Christine makes life interesting. Makes the mundane extraordinary. Christine makes you believe in yourself.
Christine is the perfect person for this blog because she, like me, gets it. She gets the mistakes, gets the do not’s and wants to help others get the do’s. She get’s that it takes time for a caterpillar to change into a butterfly and that change can only safely and wholly take place with a friend by your side. This blog is important to her because creativity needs an outlet and butterflies need space to spread their wings.