She loves reading…I really don’t. She finds all the cool artists and musicians and listens to awesome music. I listen to the popular stuff…from 5 years ago…In school, she wasn’t scared to be her own person. I was desperate to be the in crowd. Tricia and I bonded…with a tight seal. I remember helping her put on eye liner and she boosted my confidence and showed me how to properly have a crush on a movie star. (Merry 4 Life! [LOTR]) College didn’t change us too much. Every Christmas/New Years, we were home and doing something. Then, I got married and she decided to travel ALL OVER. I really didn’t mind though, because that gave me an excuse to travel to see her! And it worked!
Now that we’re older, we have become VERY much alike which ultimately put the gorilla glue to our already tight bond. If I were single and more intellectual, I would be Tricia. And if Tricia were to be married and have red hair, she would be me. So, we live vicariously through each other. It’s perfect really. I say this very loosely because it’s not totally true, but I think that we are so apart of each other’s life even though we are not in each other’s day-to-day, that it’s possible. Almost creepy. The passion Tricia has for life is inspiring and the spontaneity and drive she exudes makes anything she does SUCCESSFUL! I know I’m making her feel slightly uncomfortable right now, but guess what?! She likes awkward….so that’s why I’m doing this! Boo ya! Yeah…she’s pretty amazing.
So… HERE IT IS! Our new series…
Lindsay and Tricia grew up in central Illinois, where they attended the same church but different schools. They became friends as two parts of the Fabulous Five (self-named, but still true). They went to different colleges, but their friendship remained despite the distance. Lindsay has traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest (she loves Seattle best) and briefly lived in Nashville, TN after graduating from college. Now she’s back home in central Illinois, married to her high school sweetheart, and raising two adorable red-headed girls. Tricia was a horrible chaperone during Lindsay’s high school romance days (she mostly tried to negotiate situations so Lindsay and Nathan could cuddle), and she had the honor of being a bridesmaid in their wedding. Now Tricia is everywhere else – from college in Tennessee to getting a graduate degree in Texas and soon heading to Greece to work at a safe house for women who have been sexually exploited. Although both lead different life paths, they both have the travel & adventure chromosome in their DNA.
Because of this, their utter dislike of anything to do with exercise, and their love for Jesus, their friendship remains. Tricia visited Lindsay when she lived in Nashville and ALWAYS sets a day aside for coffee when home visiting family; Lindsay went one step further to visit Tricia in Texas and even Senegal, West Africa. Their friendship is strong enough to allow them to live separate lives, confident that knowing the moment they’re reunited, everything will fall back into place.
Still….why not help the friendship along a little? Although they are currently together in Peoria, Tricia is leaving for her next adventure to Greece in January. Since they both have blogs, they’ve decided to spend each Thursday writing to each other – Tricia on the first and third Thursdays of each month, Lindsay on the second and fourth.
You will be thoroughly entertained! No doubt about it! Join the silliness and adventure of Tricia and Lindsay’s lifelong friendship with Letters Between Friends!
I am connecting up with a few blogs this morning with 5 things from the week…
This week is the TEXAS Addition!!
This week I spend an AMAZING & relaxing time with Tricia…one of my bestest of friends.
I got there on Saturday afternoon and then came home yesterday morning. So here are my five highlights of the trip:
ONE — Kickboxing
Tricia has figured out as of just recently that she enjoys betting people up…with boxing gloves…they are defending themselves, too. So in an attempt to get some aggression out, Tricia, her roomie, Rachel, and I found a kickboxing place where our first class was free. Best. Cardio. Of. My. Life. It will be a LONG time before I do that EVER again. Long time. I still have a hard time climbing stairs.
TWO — Anju & Ketan
Tricia is a Nanny to two of the coolest kids ever. Anju & Ketan do some of the coolest stuff and are some of the funniest kids. Highlights: All 4 of us belting Imagine Dragon in the car on the way to on of their extra curriculars and before I left, Anju wrote a constitution against growing into womanhood and hitting puberty. She’s 8.
THREE — #RoadtriptoWaco
Read this post…#RoadtriptoWaco I could talk about this if ever, but I won’t rewrite a post I already did.
FOUR — IKEA
Amazing. Every time.
FIVE — Downtime
I don’t have a picture of this, but you always know you are with a good friend when the downtimes when aren’t talking are just as rejuvenating as the time you spend in conversation.
I had one of the coolest weeks. SO relaxing. So refreshing. And more fun than I’ve had in a LONG time.
Thank you friend. I already miss you, Tricia MG!