Staff Editorial: Friendsgiving


Every year, Thanksgiving is celebrated by millions of families all over the United States. As much as I love spending time with my family on this holiday, I also like to celebrate my friends.

I like to take time out of this holiday each year and remember the people who have been by my side for the past 21 years. I have a couple of friends from home that I keep in touch with on a regular basis. These are the friends that have known me for the majority of my life. They have seen the good, the bad and the awkward stage. From elementary to high school, they have been included in some of the biggest milestones in my life so far. I am thankful to them for their loyalty, consistency and memories.

I also have friends that live in other countries. To these friends, although you all don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, don’t think that you’re not remembered. These friends are very special to me because even though they live thousands of miles away, their friendships are just as loyal. I know that I can vent to them and even get life advice through the wonderful help of technology. I am thankful to them for the memories of travel we have together, for the early morning and late night phone calls and texts and for making the times that we do see each other, just as special.

The majority of my friends I see every day, right here on campus. Since freshman year, I have met so many people who have had some sort of impact on me, and whether they are still here trying to survive senior year right along with me, or have moved onto other things, I am very thankful for them. The time spent here over the past, almost four years, has been incredible. I have met some of the most wonderful people I have ever known.

So, to all of my Piedmont friends, I am thankful for all of the friendly hugs and compliments given every Thursday night, for all of you listening to my boy drama, for all the jam sessions in the car to every Drake song and I am thankful for getting to have you all in my life. So, to all of my friends and relationships I’ve had over the years here at Piedmont, I am thankful for you. Thank you for all of the advice given, all of the times going to eat when we weren’t feeling the caf, letting me cry to you over stupid stuff and for having a part in making me who I am today. Happy Friendsgiving