this post is dedicated to all of my very best friends who have been an enormous part of my life since elementary and middle school (this is not to discount any of you whom i have grown close to in the years since then; i love, respect, and appreciate every single one of you as well).
katelund, rachel, abby, mandana, and desiree, thank you all for being such an important part of my life over the past decade (or two). i know it may sound cliché, but i truly would not be where i am today without each of you helping to shape me into the woman i have become. i constantly reminisce over our laughs, our tears, and all of our crazy moments together. i would not trade any of those moments i have had with you girls. thank you for being my forever friends. i love you.