Well, here we are at the very last post of the series. I’m actually a little sad to say goodbye to this eye opening trip down memory lane. It was really neat to hear from the other sides about our friendships. Alison, you are a genius for this series, it was so fun. I just kinda wish I’d communicated and collaborated with you both more through the group chat… and not left every post for the very last-minute. That’s my bad and I’m working on it.
To the main point of the post before I get all sappy, how do we hang out? Well, I met Alison through the Reba app and Chanelle through twitter, which is where we ended up spending most of our time. That’s not an understatement either. It was like having a constant conversation that never ended. It wasn’t just the three of us, I’d like to say there was about a dozen or so other girls I personally used to talk to regularly as well. Which is why “twitter jail” became a constant punishment for me. 26,000+ total tweets was no easy feat.
Since I left this until the last-minute, I’ve already read Alison and Chan’s posts, so I don’t want to spend a whole bunch of time talking about the times a bunch of us would get together to sync up an episode of Reba to watch together. But that was another way we’d hang out.
Like Chan said as well, we’ve met in person a couple of times. My favourite being the very first time we met, it was so special. She was the first online buddy I ever met, and it was for her 18th birthday.
I’ve also met a couple other girls. One met me down in Nashville when my vocal teacher took all her students down for a trip in July. I met another and her friend the night before my very first Reba concert which we both were going to (on my 17th birthday), that was epic. I met another for the first time at Big Valley Jamboree, with two of the other girls, to see Reba yet again, which happened to be on Chanelle’s birthday. Again, super awesome.
Honestly, I kind of prefer hanging out via social media over hanging out in person, because you don’t have “hey, I gotta go soon” looming over your heads. You might already be home, you might not, but you’re in my hand at all times. I’m a selfish person when it comes to friends. It’s easy to hang out in one massive lump of a group without having any of the social issues of being out somewhere together. I guess what I’m getting at is you get to be more selective with what you’re doing and it’s nice. Everyone’s opinion gets heard, nobody is talking over each other. You can scroll through a text convo to make sure you haven’t missed anything, you can’t scroll through real life.
I’m not actually sure if I’ve even made my point on this post… not sure if I ever had one. I think I answered the question. This post is going to be true to who I am. Scatter brained, really ramble-y, and hopefully funny, because that’s why they’re my friends. I’m not organized, I’m not always coherent with my thoughts, and I’m random as hell, and yet, they still love me for me.
I love you guys. Thanks for being my friends.
P.S. I was too lazy to read this over this time because I have socks I want to knit. Enjoy my brain vomit. 😉