My lovely friends let me crash on their couch for the second night since my old apartment is empty. Their couch was lovely and I slept blissfully. Then I woke up and sleepily walked upstairs to help get the new apartment in some type of controlled chaos. It is getting better. At least that is what I keep telling myself. It is amazing the amount of stuff one accumulates by living in the same place for three years. Then we took a break from packing/unpacking/organizing to have lunch with our friends before heading out of town. I was struck at how comfortable it feels when we are all together, so right. And now things seem to be changing in a way that doesn't slow down. For the most part they are all great changes, but it is just that the changes will make things different. Bekah moving to the cities in July, which means I will see more of her until August, but then I will miss her dreadfully when I return to school. I told her someone has to be the first one to move, and that we will all be leaving eventually. At the same time I am grateful to have one more semester before jumping into real life. And I will miss Ellie for most of the summer except when we plan visits (and yes Ellie, I will visit, as will you!) Usually when I go a weekend without these girls I miss them. But then I get to see her again after the wedding and when we both start our student teaching. Part of me wants everything to go right back to normal after the wedding, with only the living situations changing, but I know that college is ending...and our lives may need to be lived miles away from each other. There are moments that I want to freeze and remember forever. Even if it means a simple lunch at a rather dirty local restaurant. I think I could have sat there for hours playing "would you rather", but last minute packing and then driving had to end it. Change is hard to swallow at times, especially when everything seems so right for the time being. Even moving out of my apartment of three years was rather odd. I am happy to be moving home, and excitingly anticipating the wedding as it gets closer and closer, but I can't help and realize how happy I am with how everything is right now at this moment. What a blessing to be this fulfilled with the relationships I have with my friends. I should be thankful that I have something that is so good I don't want to give it up...and I am. I just don't want to let it slip away without realizing what a great year I have had. If you ever have the chance to have all your favorite people a block away, take it, and love it.