This week, I am saying goodbye to a dear friend. Normally, saying goodbye to the person who's been your closest friend in a 300 mile radius for over two years, and your roomie for a good chunk of that, would be devastating. This time, it's bittersweet, heavy on the SWEET! This is because both of us are moving on to better things. We're both chasing our dreams.
You've all probably heard the whole spiel about how different friends come into your life for different lengths of times, but that all come into your life for a reason. Though the time for our friendship as we know it is coming to an end, I know we'll keep in touch. We've both heard each other talking so much about the next chapter in our respective lives that we can't help but be curious as to how it'll unfold! And as for the reason for her coming into my life? Megan's taught me so much. I'm absolutely certain that I needed her, and am blessed to have had her during these pivotal years on the brink of adulthood.
Just when I was beginning to believe that the "real world" meant "stagnant absurdity", Megan reminded me that you can always mix things up. Uninspired by your monotonous career? Hop in the car and take a road trip to Anywhere! (Just make sure to stop and visit Somewhere on the way!) She taught me that no matter how little time your work allows you, you have to live life on your terms.
Seeing myself through Megan's unique and pristine perspective also helped me isolate things about myself that had really needed work. (Some of which I will continue to work on for years to come, if not my whole life.) Megan never sugar coats things, I mean never sugar coats things. :) She calls it like she sees it. When she has something to say, it's worth listening to, because it's going to be very well thought out and based on real facts and experiences, not assumptions or bias.
I think even Megan would agree that I've grown a lot as a person since I moved to Ohio. I just hope that she knows how much of a factor she's been in that process.
In summary, you are an amazing person, Megan; and by far the most deserving of all the joy and success your next chapter will bring!