This is an interesting one because normally, you’d expect it to be “a person you love”, which is easy. There are a few people I could go with, but I think the most suitable option is the person who got me into blogging, and who is probably my oldest friend.
CJ is someone I’ve known since…well, pretty much forever. Our families grew up together and we’d hang out together as kids. I remember way back in the day we went on a nature hike somewhere (back then it felt like it was hours away, though I have a sneaking suspicion it probably wasn’t) and another time, we all went bike riding then had a barbecue afterwards.
Despite all that, it wasn’t until about 2009 we actually started hanging out away from “family gatherings”.
Since then, we’ve worked on films together, roadtripped together, travelled together and – up until very recently – worked together. She’s the closest thing to a big sister I’ve ever had and although we’re been through some rough patches (especially recently) we’ve always forgiven each other and not let it get us down.
I guess the point of today’s challenge isn’t walking down memory lane, though. Given it’s “a person who loves you” and this whole challenge us about being positive, I think I’m supposed to explain how I know she loves me.
I guess it comes down to one thing – she’s always there for me. She’s helped me through so many rough patches in these past six years, she’s there to celebrate wins and commiserate losses. She’s my voice of reason when I’m gonna do something dumb. Even in the moments I took her for granted or let my emotions get in the way of my common sense, she’s stuck by me. She knows that even if I fuck up, that it wasn’t my intention, and she’s there to help me through it. Just like any sisters, there are things we do that drive the other insane, but we see through it and gently remind them to knock it off.
I honestly couldn’t imagine my life without her, and it makes me sad that I won’t see her as much now we aren’t colleagues any more, but I know she’s always just a phone call away 😊
PS, check out her blog.