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Anna and I had known each other for 72 hours before I spontaneously decided to join her on a month long trip to Central America. we ended up getting stuck on an island for Christmas together, she shared some deep moments of her life, and I, the same. I’m a firm believer that you don’t meet people by accident and it was in that moment, when we had no hot water, no food, and were completely stranded that I knew we’d stay friends for a long, long time. There’s something so pure and rewarding about stripping the foundation of who you are and offering nothing but your true, raw self to a someone. The true testament to friendship is not what material things you have to offer one another - but what you can give another human that has no dollar value - your time. your undivided attention. Having almost a complete stranger feel so at ease telling you their fears and beliefs, their hopes and dreams. Having a true, real connection. I love impulsive, unforced friendships. We’ve travelled five countries since, and I’m so thankful our paths crossed. You call me on my bullshit and let me know when it’s time to grow up and join me willingly when I ask you to do impromptu road trips and listen when I want to complain. for anyone who knows you, knows how generous yet wild, calm yet kind you are. Here’s to embracing new companionship’s and going out of your comfort zone - Cheers to another successful trip with you, my friend.
Oregon - 2019. at Oregon