It’s sort of become tradition for Liz and I to wrap up every adventure we embark on together with an all-nighter. We’ll start by reminiscing about “the good old days” over a bottle of wine (OK maybe, like, two?), talking about our little San Francisco “crew” and how everything just felt…simpler. From our charmingly sleazy local dive bar that was a weekend go-to, to regular girls’ nights in, and afternoon escapades aplenty. We all had boyfriends, our boyfriends were all friends…we had roots.
It is amazing how your whole world can change in what feels like the blink of an eye. It has been over four years since I left the City by the Bay, and Liz moved to LA even before that. It truly does feel like just yesterday that we were frolicking around Dolores Park with our puppies, meeting in Union Square for a shopping date, or wandering Polk Street in search of god knows what.
The good news is we’re both happy with the unexpected directions in which our lives pulled us, but it is hard being across the country (soon across the Atlantic, yet again) from my best friend, my family and that comfort zone I once knew. I guess “nostalgia” is the best word I can come up with to describe the many emotions ignited by these special conversations we fall into, but really it is a combination of so many feelings: heartbreak, happiness and confusion, all fused together.
At the end of the day, I feel so lucky and comforted to know part of my “old life” will always still exist through these friendships I hold so close to my heart. There are few things more special to me than people I know I can call up at any hour, after not talking for a month or two, and be able to pick up right where we left off, without so much as skipping a beat. The ones where an early dinner somehow turns into watching the desert sunrise, and it feels like only a few moments have passed. My once in a lifetime friends…mad love to you girls. You might keep me up all night, but you also keep me afloat. <3
*head to toe: Vint & York Copa sunglasses (similar style here), Threadsense Reyna floral kimono, For Love and Lemons Sex Kitten bralette, Lafayette 148 wide-leg crepe black pants, Office UK block heel mule (seriously the best, most comfortable shoes ever)