Thursday, October 09, 2008

I know.

My sophomore year of college, I transfered from the University of Alabama to the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. About a quarter of the way into the year, I had plans to meet with a good friend at a study cafe on campus.
I was feeling so sad and out of place. I had just moved out of my parents' house, I was afraid of being on my own, I was separated from my long-time boyfriend by 800 miles, and just...trying to figure out the new "grown up" me.
When I sat down at the table with my friend, I intended to pour out my heart to her and tell her all my woes and thereby feel better.
Instead, I just burst into tears.
Do you know what she said?
She said, "I know."

Sometimes that's all you need to hear.

7 comments:

Kelli said...

Totally.

angie said...

wow, what a memory! it's so true. good friends are the best. :)

Jolene said...

how perfect and succinct

Jolene said...

um erin. why were you still up at 1:30?

and were you crying and needing that friend back?

Katie R. said...

I like the "I know" friends the best, ya know?

erin said...

Katie, I know.

Coffeegirl said...

I love the ones that just take one look into your eyes and just hug you. Loved this post.