I met Nicole in 6th grade.Â It was our first day at Great Neck South Middle School and we were in the same homeroom / 1st period social studies class.Â We clicked immediately and through the ups and down, have stayed friends and have only grown stronger as friends through the years.Â We've gotten into fights and made up.Â We've belted out cheesy 80s music together while driving and have partied together in New York City.Â We've celebrated birthdays and holidays together and have supported one another through family tradgedies.Â We have a ton of inside jokes that nobody else would understand (just reading her full page message in my high school yearbook brings back a gazillion memories).Â We went through breakups together and have spent our prom together with our dates.Â As of several months ago, we decided to meet every Thursday evening for dinner.Â If one of us can't make a Thursday for whatever reason, we will reschedule for another night but Thursday night is our night.Â Lately, we have been doing dinner and pottery painting.
Anyway, several months ago, Nicole went to California to visit some friends and met her soul mate, Jeremy.Â He's wonderful person who has a great education, is an entrepreneur who will one day be extremely successful (he already is successful), and most importantly, he treats her like gold.Â He's amazing to her.Â The only problem: he and his business are in California.
After 8 months of dating and countless West Coast visit and family meetings, she has decided to officially move to California.Â She'llÂ be moving in February or March depending on when they find an apartment.
Â I'm so happy that she found somebody.Â We talked about how people move for school or jobs or even just a change of scenery and how they also move for relationships.Â It certainly has been something I've considered.Â I'm glad she made the move.Â I think it will be a great opportunity for her tolive her own life with somebody she loves.
I'm going to miss Nicole so much!!!!Â I cannt believe it!Â But I will definitely be visiting her.Â It's like a great quote from Sex and the City that I love:
(OK FINE!Â So there are two Sex and the City Quotes):
"The most important thing in life is your family. Thereare days you love them, and others you don't, but in the end they'rethe people you always come home to. Sometimes it's the family you'reborn into and sometimes it's the one you make for yourself."
"Maybe our mistakes are what make ourfate. Without them, what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we neverveered off course, we wouldn't fall in love, or have babies, or be whowe are. After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into yourlife and people go. But it's comforting to know the ones you love arealways in your heart. And if you're very lucky, a plane ride away."