My best friend growing up moved away when I was in the 6th grade. I was in my awkward middle school phase, so I didn’t really find my “fit” in any particular group. I bounced around a lot, but honestly I never really knew what true, genuine friendship felt like. I apparently never grew out of my awkward phase, because my freshman year of college was miserable. I can’t even explain the feeling of knowing you’re not where you’re supposed to be, but that’s how I felt. When I transferred to Cornell I found Aneesa. I remember telling my mom how strange it felt to have someone actively trying to be my friend. I remember how many texts I received from her asking, “Are you with Aneesa?!” “Is Aneesa going with you?” “Tell Aneesa I said hello!!” I think everyday I find something about her that I love. APO introduced me to one of the best things that has ever happened to me, and I genuinely cannot tell you what its like to finally have my fit. I wasn’t only introduced to my best friend, but now I have over 400 best friends. I know that everyone says that, but it’s true. I can’t even explain the feeling of knowing you’re not where you’re supposed to be, but now I feel the exact opposite.
Fun Fact: Aneesa doesn’t remember the first time she and Jackie met.