Sarah “Jane” got married!
I stood there and watched her walk down the aisle…I felt like the biggest nerd as the imaginary video montage passed through my head; my first week at Grace, Sarah knocking at my door to walk to dinner, her long hair, her Sleeping Beauty key chain and her cute little cackle laugh. I saw Tasha and I sitting on her futon playing Phase 10 and talking about Jordan and Dan Reimer. I remembered her stinky smelly apartment and the missing Christmas tree, the Nazi guy at the movie theatre (no joke). I remembered our many tears, our many hopes, our many rants all over diet coke and OPI nail polish. And somewhere in the midst of all that, we grew up.
Tears began to flood my eyes and as I tried to bury them by changing the subject of my thoughts, all I could think was “Where did my midwestern accent go?!” There are many things we’ve grown out of: hairstyles, dorm rooms, first love, but I never would have thought my midwestern accent would be the next thing to add to my list. It made me sad for a second. It made me miss what I used to call home. I’m east coast now. I AM EAST COAST NOW, and I’ve got this life. THIS LIFE HAS GOT ME…and I’ve loved every bit of it!