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A Supportive Friend

Have you ever met someone and right off the bat you knew you were going to be best friends?

That’s how I felt when I met Thea. She may be three years younger than me, but her maturity matches mine.

The first time we met was at the first practice of the season for our college weightlifting team. We ran up and hugged with so much excitement, as if we hadn’t seen each other in years. And yet, we were actually meeting in person for the first time. We had followed one another on social media for a few months and that was the only interaction we had.

From then on, we had breakfast, lunch, and dinner together EVERY DAY (as long as it fit in our schedules). We hung out with each other everyday, even on weekends, we never got tired of one another. Thea was the type of friend that would take me to Trader Joe’s so I could buy celery. Nothing else, just celery.

She has always been so supportive in helping me through my relationships, lifting, and  my mental attitude on life. We have a mutual respect for one another, understanding what we are each going through in our lives, but are always there at any time of the day if we need to be hyped, or just someone to have a conversation with.

The one sad thing about COVID is that we live about 2.5 hours away from each other. When I made the decision to compete during COVID, I started to get nervous during meet week because I usually had Thea to help me stay calm, and get me through the week. Luckily, thanks to phones, I can still FaceTime or text her if I need to rant, or just need someone to talk to during the times I feel like I’m going to quit.

I am so glad I have her in my life, and I am so thankful for how supportive she is!

She is stuck with me and I’m glad that I’m stuck with her! FOREVER!