TTUT-Reconnecting With an Old Friend

My first college party – drinking piña coladas with a dude and talking about math. -Wallace, Veronica Mars

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

  • Friday night I met up with an old friend of mine from college, Party Planner. We hadn’t seen each other in 6 years, but it was as if no time had passed. She couldn’t stop touching my belly and Piglet was very generous with his kicks for her.
  •  She was a friendship I lost when I was stuck in a terribly abusive relationship post graduation. I let so many of my friendships go, mostly out of embarrassment. I didn’t reach out to her because I was afraid she would think I was a jerk for disappearing the way I had. Luckily for me, she saw it more as losing touch. She didn’t know about the guy being abusive, and I didn’t know about some hard things she’d been going through. It felt so good to clear things up.
  • We also had a heart to heart about Roo, and as it turns out her best friend just lost their daughter at full term in January. Party asked me for my advice, and I shared with her the positive lessons I’ve learned from our experience. It felt like fate that I would happen to reconnect with my friend during this time. Hopefully my advice will help her friend, but truly only time will make the pain get easier to bear. My heart aches for her friend, and I just wish I could wrap her up in a big hug.
  • We had a great time reconnecting and reminiscing about the past. We recalled our epic parties, and how even in college we always put a lot of thought and planning into our parties. She’s actually now a professional event planner, and it’s so perfect for her (hence the nickname Party Planner).  This picture was from my 23rd birthday, and our “couple” pose.

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I managed to dig up this gem of a picture. What the HELL are we doing? I think I was trying to cover my spare tire and butt from being photographed, and failing miserably. 6

  • Sadly in our eagerness to catch up, we forgot to take new pictures. Pictures now would be a lot less wacky! We had a great visit and I hope we get to do it again soon.
7 Comments

    Cathy Kennedy

    How fun is that two old college buds reconnect! I lost all ties with college pals, but I do touch base with high school buds on Facebook. I feel like old friendships are never truly lost despite awkwardness surrounding the temporarily separation.

    You’re right, you guys were reunited for a reason and maybe just so you could share your personal experiences. I think we all can use the trials of our lives to help others to deal with their pain.

    Now that y’all have gotten re-acquainted then your next get-together then you gotta make new photographic memories. It’s great you have the old goofy ones, though and I’m sure each photo brings on a smile.

    Great to meet you through TTUT!

    Janette @ www.thejohansonjourney.com

    Very cool to reconnect with old pals. Glad ya’ll were able to catch up on so much and hopefully Party will be with ya from here on out!
    Cute pics!

    MiMi

    That’s awesome. I met up with my BFF from highschool a few years ago and it was like no time had passed at all.

    VandyJ

    Reconnecting like that is fun. Looks like you had a great friendship then. Sounds like you have a great start on one now.

    Julia

    Old friends are the best! Glad you reconnected.

    Charlotte

    It’s so nice to be able to reconnect with an old friend like that… especially when you can just pick up where you left off. I love friendships like that 🙂 And I love your couples’ pose. How cute! LOL!!

    It’s probably fate that you met up with her when you did. I have a feeling your advice is going to be invaluable for her friend at the moment. XOXO

    Emmy

    So good to reconnect with old friends. It is so awesome when time doesn’t seem to make a difference and you are able to just reconnect like that. I didn’t know about your abusive relationship– did you ever blog about it?

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