Friday, December 28, 2012

Let me tell you 'bout (one of) my best friend(s)

I want to brag on one of my very best friends, Katelyn.  I feel that I can't brag on her, without sharing the story of our unlikely friendship.
Katelyn and I met on TheKnot while we were  both planning our weddings.  I'm not going to lie to you at all.. Katelyn and I pretty much hated each other.  We immediately clashed and butted heads and argued on an almost constant basis.  I thought she was a total brat, and I'm sure she thought much worse of me.
I can sometimes be a "Mean Girl".  This quality is great, if we're friends.  If we're not.. watch yourself.  Add to this the fact that I was very depressed and just an all around miserable person (for more on why read my story here), and I became down right vicious.  Sadly, I took a lot of my bratty mean girl self out on Katelyn (though, she gave it back just as good as she got!)   I'm not proud of this by any means, but it's all apart of our "weird and wonderful" friendship.  
When I filed for divorce I stopped posting on TK.  I didn't feel like I had anything positive to contribute.  I was hurting, and bitter and the last thing I wanted to be around was happy brides to be.  Katelyn and I were facebook friends, but I still don't really think we talked at all.  My memory gets sort of fuzzy during and after my divorce (I think for the most part I've just blocked it all out).  I have no idea who apologized first, but I do know that when I did apologize to Katelyn, I was very sincere.
I'm sure it's weird to some people that one of my closest friends is someone that I have never met in person, I'll give you that it's certainly not traditional (but then again, I'm not a traditional kinda girl!).  The handful of girls that I met (Cate, Whitney, Kenz & Katelyn), and kept from TK, are girls that I'm sure will be in my life forever.  Katelyn and I talk on the phone, and we text almost constantly.  It's funny how someone that I had such negative feelings towards, is now someone that I can't imagine not being in my life.  We share cat stories and pictures and we shop via text together. We rant and rave about life's many ups and downs to each other.  She get's me.  She doesn't judge my shopping habits (nor do I judge hers). She is a true friend.  
The moral of this story is don't be so quick to write off someone.. and be the bigger person and apologize when you've wronged someone.
Now for the bragging.  Y'all, Katelyn has got mad skills!!  She is a fabulous graphic designer.  She's made business cards for my mom, she's doing a blog layout for Jerrica, and my favorite obviously, is this fantastic print that she made for me.  She took my nonsensical ramblings and turned them into this fabulous print that I had been dreaming of.  It is currently being printed (via vistaprint), and it will be hung in my bed room.  

  I'm obviously biased in my bragging about her talent, but even if I didn't like her, I'd love her designs.  If you're ever in the market for business cards, invites, posters, blog layouts, anything, talk to Katelyn.. she will hook you up!!
Visit her design tab here

Oh! and don't forget to link up with Katelyn and myself for our 12 in '12 New Years Eve Link Party on Monday!! Grab our button and tell us all about it!!


1 comment:

Thank you so much for taking time to comment!! Comments are like birthday presents to me so keep them coming!!! xoxoxo