We all have those moments. Those moments where we feel super badass after standing up to an injustice. Those moments where we feel unstoppable after a work presentation. Or, in this instance, those moments where you find yourself in your friend’s living room, full on delicious dinner and drinking wine with some of the most amazing people you could ever hope to have in your life.

I had one of those moments tonight. I’m in Dallas for Thanksgiving this week, and Haley and Ian were gracious enough to have Laurel and me over for dinner tonight. And omg y’all. We had such a great time!

Ian made the most delicious pesto pasta dish and Laurel and I brought literally all of the wines.
Haley, Laurel, and I shared some of our 2014 shenanigans with Ian, and we all laughed and appreciated the fact that we’ve (finally and painfully) moved past the messy AF life stage that was 24.
We shared our most recent shenanigans and got each other caught up on where we’re at in life (still trying to get my shit together, btw). And most of all we appreciated the value that each of us brings to the others’ lives.

Now, I don’t mean this in the shallow, monetary way. But instead in the way of the friendship that comes with #TPG (throwback!).

When we first graduated, Haley, Laurel, and I would literally just power text each other during our workdays. We found comfort in the fact that all of us were bored, discontent, and yearning for more. But when you fast forward 4 years, we now have demanding jobs (I even had to take a conference call during our dinner 🙈), side hustles, and aspirations beyond the dreams we had years ago.

Yes, we’ve grown apart in the sense that we don’t necessarily power text all day everyday, but we’re still close in the spirit of our friendship. And that’s the important part.

We quite literally picked right back up where we left off. It was like no time had passed at all. Yes, our conversations were more substantive and our wine choices more sophisticated, but we still shared the same spirit of laughs we would have in 2013.

I’m so happy I got to spend tonight with these three amazing humans. It’s such a treat to get to hear where they’re at in life at the moment and what their next adventure will be.

What are some of your favorite ways to catch up with old friends? Do y’all do dinner? Drinks? Top Golf? Share with us in the comments below! We love hearing about how others build their friendships!