In 2011, when my Reba obsession, or dedication as Morgan put it, was still a secret, I found the Reba app and began actively talking to people that Fall but I didn’t meet Morgan until after Christmas that year and we became friends pretty quickly. It definitely helped that we were the same age, and I found it really cool that she was from Canada. She was the one whom I talked to pretty much every day, very frequently, and also the one who got me started writing my book because she shared her own story through Fanfiction.net on the app. We had a lot in common, and I found it really easy to talk to her at any time; she was my first internet best friend. I’ve had some really great times with Morgan in the time that I’ve known her: we’ve worked on our stories together (she’s my writing guru that I message frantically when I can’t figure how to say something), we’ve emailed, texted, and Skyped each other. But we’ve also had some rough times as all friendships tend to have from time to time about a year into our friendship.
My relationship with Morgan has been strained at times when either one of us had hit a rough patch in life, and have distanced ourselves from everything. I’ve drifted apart from Morgan at times, and at one point I told Morgan goodbye because I’d gotten tired of being the one to text first, and sending a “hello” text and waiting days for her response. We hadn’t spoken for quite a while, at least 6 months probably, when I invited her to guest blog for me because I’d always been a big fan/supporter of her own writing. We actually reconnected when I sent a proposal to guest blog with me, and honestly I wasn’t sure if she would respond or not when I hit send on it. But we had so much history together during our high school years even if we weren’t in the same city or part of the country, that I knew we’d always be connected even if we weren’t talking at all. I’m really glad that my blog has given us the opportunity to reconnect with Morgan.
In early Fall of 2012, I met Chan on Twitter through mutual friendships I think. I’ not really sure anymore how we met exactly, but we just started talking one day and have been friends ever since. She became the person that I told everything to, and I’ve been able to confide in her for many things. She was also from Canada but a different province, and is a year older than Morgan and I. She became my best friend and the big sister that I never truly had. We’d talk every day through text, have Skyped once, and I’ve emailed a couple times. My friendship with Chan was different than with Morgan, but it was a good different. I can ask her opinion or how she feels on different topics and we don’t argue or fight, we just talk and learn each others opinions and views. Not once has either of our opinions have changed our friendship a bit; we’ve never let it change that and I’m really glad that we have that kind of friendship. We’ve also had a lot of good times, and some rough times too.
My relationship with Chan has always been pretty steady, and we’ve definitely had times where we haven’t talked for a while. Sometimes it does seem awkward at times if we haven’t talked for a while, but we’re definitely always like old friends who are able to reconnect easily and talk like we’d never stopped talking. Today she is still the one who I talk to freely, get advice from, and just tell her how I feel or what goes on in my head. I know she’ll tell me how she feels honestly. We’ve covered pretty much everything in both of our lives, and I definitely consider her one of my very best friends. We used to talk every day, and she’s one of the very few that I don’t mind being the first one to text, but she could initiate the conversation some time and I wouldn’t mind it. 😉 *hint hint* Lol
All in all, the three of us have been through alot together and individuals. We were teenagers in high school when we met, and we’ve all been super close and also distant at times, but I wouldn’t change a thing between any of us. It’s been a great time working on this series together, and it’s been refreshing to get their views on our friendships. It was originally going to be just Morgan and I because Chan was busy when I started the blog, but I asked Chan just before we started planning the details for the series and thankfully she had enough time to write with us. I do wish that I could meet the both of them like they have been able to do because they live closer, one day I hopefully will, and maybe we’ll blog about that experience when it happens. I’ll always be grateful that I joined the Reba app and Twitter because I wouldn’t have met either of them if I hadn’t been “obsessed” with Reba. They’ve been a big part of my life, and two of my biggest encouragers and best friends.