This is simply for my writing pleasure and for me to look back on and reminisce.
I first met Aubrey. We quickly became great friends at Yule her freshman year, my sophomore year. We slightly kept in touch after that but fully reconnected when I transferred to CBU as a junior. I was on her bus on the way up to new student retreat and we chatted for hours. I fell in love with her all over again always leaving from hanging out with her with a permanent smile on my face. This one time for clash n’ bowl she made a huge mohawk out of her hair and it was then I realized that she needed to be my best friend. Adventures always happen with this girl which I thrive on. I found someone to keep up with my spontaneity! She is truly a beautiful woman of God and I know she’ll be in my life forever. I love you Aubs!
The second roommate I met was Kayla. Since we were both transfers to CBU we were put in the only transfer apt in UP. I remember emailing each other over the summer deciphering how the décor was going to play out. I specifically remember her telling me she loved mustard yellow and owls. The first night she moved in she told me basically who she was and her story. I appreciated her openness so much and admired her for the things she’s experienced and has grown from. I had the pleasure of living with her for a second year in a row which has been a tremendous blessing. She’s a master at her graphic designing talents and I couldn’t be more proud! She’s such a strong and independent woman and I just love being around her. We’re graduating on Saturday morning and we’re moving into a new apt in Riverside together. A new chapter that we get to experience together! I love you Kay!
The third roomie I was lucky enough to meet was dear sweet Ashley. We met each other when a large CBU group went to Disneyland. I remember walking around the park and this girl was stating all these Disney facts which usually was me! So I turned around and started giving it right back to her with the “did you know…. And did you know…” And guess what, she did know. From then it became love. Ashley has such a beautiful heart and is a girl that can really challenge those around her. I recall countless times when I would go to her with questions about the Bible, verses, or certain stories. She would stay up for hours just talking with me about it. I remember this one time we had a 2 hour conversation on the book of Revelation in the wee hours of the night… it rocked my world. Ashley is just that girl that you love being around not only for the entertainment factor but because she just makes you smile plain and simple. She has the sweetest demeanor and is so encouraging. I love you Ash!
The final roomie I met was Gabby. I had met her last summer when her, Ashley, and I went to see Star Trek. Originally she wasn’t even signed up to live with us; Erin Zurn was. But because of EZ’s exciting engagement that left a spot open in UP219 just for Gabby! Gabby and I bonded at a speeding rate because she loved to sing which is a passion of mine as well. I remember seeing her guitar for the first and getting giddy. I asked her to play and without hesitation she picked it up and played/sang “Kiss me.” Her playing was just so beautiful so I expressed to her how I wanted to learn. She sat with me and taught me the major chords. My first song I learned was “As the Deer.” We would sing it over and over again together until I got it right. Gabby is a girl that is bizarre in every way and I just love being around her goofiness. I can’t even count all the ridiculous improv videos we have made on her Mac book. Her personality is contagious and I’m so happy the rooming situation worked out the way it did. I made a lifelong friendship/bond with her… I’m so lucky! I love you Gabbs!