She's my (former) college roommate, my best friend, and my Maid (soon-to-be Matron) of Honor — and today, I'm off to Vail for her wedding! Here, a bit of what she's taught me over the years:
In life and in relationships, strive for balance.
Having a bad hair day? Throw on your favorite baseball hat.
Nothing means more to a friend than simply having you there, so make that extra effort — even if it's literally the last thing you want to do — and simply be there.
Surprises are always a good idea. So are beach trips and late night fro yo runs.
Standing up for yourself doesn't make you rude or confrontational. It makes you a strong, self-respecting person who values her own happiness.
It's possible to be both wildly inappropriate and totally charming.
Skip that whole feeling-sorry-for-yourself routine and take a bath instead. Add bubbles.
Truth is, you don't have to feel guilty about guilty pleasures. Eat the doughnut, read the gossip, and take a nap even when it's not exactly productive. It's important to treat yourself well.
When you find The One, be willing to compromise. Love is always worth it.