shout out to Lisa Writes for always being my light and inspiration.
This isn’t based on the sunshine room or the dragons, but it is a legitimate lesson for the week. Today has been a day. Truthfully, it’s been a week. At times like these, I need a miracle, and somehow one came, laced with love and sounds of the bayou.
If there is one thing that I miss about college, it is most certainly my fabulous roommate. Three years ago, we were thrown together by chance, graced by the luck of transferring and medical forms, and three years later, we’re enjoying our own classrooms, shenanigans, and all the workings of the lives of new reading teachers. It goes without saying that I wouldn’t have made it this far without her, so consider this an ever heartfelt ode to lady O.
If I’ve learned anything from this week, it’s that life happens, and before you know it, those days you cherished are long gone and the timer is running out. Therefore, this is a shout out to you, lady O, for all that you do and all that you are.
It’s amazing to think of how much has changed in one year. A year ago, we would be curled up under university blankets on our extremely shitty living room furniture, most likely drinking wine and complaining about Shakespeare or seminar or how it is completely unrealistic to find other roommates that clicked as much as us. We would be rotating between our stable schedules of club meetings, sporting events, and Chopped reruns; and the biggest dilemma of our days was always planning our outfits the night before.
Every smile, every giggle, and every reminder of the good times over our quality three years of friendship are what help me get through my toughest days. Whether we’re quoting our favorite Disney movies, having a quality karaoke session with a few badass country girls, or planning our trip to New Orleans, I can always count on you- my first roommate and my best one- to remind me of how truly wonderful life is and how lucky I am. I don’t know what I would do without you. Continue to shine, dear star, and continue to change the lives of your students by loving books and words and learning. You inspire me, and I know that you inspire them.
In honor of Thanksgiving, remember to pay homage to the road and the companions that brought you to the adventure that you’re on.
Journey on, friends.