It continues to amaze me how much SGP and the blogs they post inspire me.
Hil posted a new blog today about an awesome friend who got her through a rough time. I just had an awesome weekend with my best friend and after reading that and spending time with her it has caused me to reflect on our friendship.
In the past I have had friends that have hurt me and used me. It caused me not to trust people and to pull away. I told myself that I would never have a really close friend again. I couldn't deal with the rejection and pain again.
All of that changed when I decided to change my life. I was depressed. I never got out of bed, avoided my friends and family, and basically fell of the face of the planet. I wasn't proud of myself at that time and I was walking across campus on the rare day that I did go to class because of a test or something and noticed a sign for the Disney College Program.
I decided to apply because I needed a change and to get out of NWA and move on with my life. I was accepted and moved to Orlando in January of 2006. By that March I was working 60-70 hours a week and my friends were becoming the people I worked with. I never knew that I would find that one person to completely bring me out of the darkness there. Lindsay was the kind of friend I had always looked for. She helped me when I moved back home and started slipping again. She helped me when I had to face my past head on. She helped push me towards this dream of mine.
We have lived on opposite sides of the country since we left Disney but that doesn't stop us from being good friends. I know that if I need her she is always a phone call away to help me handle whatever crappy situation I'm in.
Good friends are hard to find but once you have them they can change your life forever.