Last Saturday I had the pleasure of watching one of my dearest friends marry the love of her life. I have known the bride since we were in high school together, and watching her take this beautiful big step was so incredibly moving. Some of the other gorgeous girls I went to school with were also there to celebrate, so it was lovely to catch up with them all. I hadn’t seen any of the girls for well over a year, but it seems no matter how long it’s been, whenever we see each other it’s like no time has passed at all. Cliched as it sounds, in some ways school seems like a lifetime ago, yet in the same breath it feels like only yesterday. I can hardly believe we are all in our late twenties because in my mind my school friends are still just 18 year old girls!
At the reception we sipped Pimms and pondered the passage of time. The wedding was held at my friend’s mother’s home; the very same place we gathered as teenage girls for sleepovers and parties all those years ago. It was poignant and rather bittersweet to be reunited there. I couldn’t help but wonder, what it will be like in another 10 years from now? When we meet up will it still be like no time has passed at all? Will we ever start feeling like grown ups, or will the milestones of adulthood always feel a little surreal? I suppose only time will tell. In the meantime, I am so grateful for friendships that stand the tests of time and geography.