Here it is, folks: my final senior shoot of the season. And what a great finale this one is! Allison and I have known each other for about four years, but have only been friends for almost two. We met on Tumblr. Yep, we were Internet friends first. Oh, technology! We added each other on Facebook after discovering that we both went to Texas State in a group for Catholics on Tumblr. I reached out to her and invited her to praise and worship at Our Lady of Wisdom (then just the Catholic Student Center), met her in person, excitedly and loudly told her about all of the ways to get involved - specifically, my sorority, Mu Epsilon Theta - andddddddd I never heard from her again. I remember thinking to myself, "Well, at least I tried to reach out to her," convinced we would never cross paths again. Lo and behold, two years later, she signs up for the Bobcat Awakening retreat I am giving a talk at and rushes Mu Ep the year that I was president. The rest, as they say, is history.
Now, I literally don't know what I ever did without Allison's friendship. Sometimes we are complete opposites, but when we get each other, we get each other. She's one of the reasons leaving for missionary life is going to be so hard...but we made a pact not to talk about that for like three more weeks, so forget I said anything!
Allison is technically graduating in December, but is walking this May. She is receiving an English degree (hence the books) with a teaching certification and a minor in Art, and will start her student teaching in the fall.
Enjoy these pictures of this beautiful, creative, joyful soul that I am so blessed to be friends with!
My name is Rebecca. This blog is a documentation of my life as a missionary with Saint Paul's Outreach - in Minnesota, Florida, and everywhere in-between. Thanks for stopping by!