NSLI-Y Roomie Reunion

For the first three weeks of my stay in Kirov, Russia over summer, I stayed with three other girls in a hostel. We grew extremely close and months after returning home, we still stay in touch. Living in different states hasn’t made in extraordinarily easy to stay in touch, but we have been doing the best we can. Around September we started discussing a possible reunion. We all really missed each other and wanted to find a way to connect again. We agreed on visiting Sydney in New Hampshire and not soon after discussing it, plane tickets were purchased and our much talked about reunion was now a reality. Hannah and I arrived a day earlier than Margaux so we spent the night in Boston with Sydney and her mom. Boston was an incredible city and I can’t wait to go back and explore even more of it. Faneuil Hall and the Skywalk Observatory were just two of my favorite things. The next day we went to the Natural Science Museum and then picked up our last Russian sister Margaux from the airport. The feeling of being reconnected is truly indescribable. We had a great four days together exploring the wilderness of New Hampshire, going on an abundance of hikes, and of course staying late every night catching up. This truly is one of those examples of four friends coming together by fate and staying friends for a long time. I know I will be close with these three girls forever and our bond is unbreakable.
To add onto our wonderful reunion, near the end of our stay in Russia when we were shopping around Moscow, we bought a necklace and decided that we would send it amongst ourselves. Not only would we mail around this necklace that we all now treasured, we would mail a journal with it. Naturally we got this idea from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and we couldn’t be more excited. It was such a great day when the necklace and journal arrived! So along with planning our next reunions, we can all look forward to receiving the necklace again and writing about what we do while wearing the necklace. I knew that NSLI-Y would have an impact on my life, but I never would have guessed it would be as big as it was.

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  1. January 9, 2015 / 5:56 pm

    I love the necklace idea! My cross-country friends and I do the same 🙂

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