Five years ago, I decided to step completely out of my comfort zone to study abroad at an art school in the small, picturesque town of Cortona, Italy. Little did I know that not only was I going to learn more about myself than I could ever imagine, but also meet some of the most inspiring, beautiful, creative, and best friends that I will ever have. From squeezing 5 girls into one bedroom in Tuscany to living in 5 different cities in the U.S., we all have remained just as close as we ever were, if not more. We continue to push each other to grow as artists and as human beings. Holly {Nashville}, Katrina {Brooklyn}, Libby {Fort Collins}, Alex {Houston} and I {Chicago} got so much more out of our abroad experience than we ever expected, and for that we are so very grateful.

This past weekend 4 out of the 5 of us were able to get together for a mini reunion in Holly’s current city of residence, Nashville. Our dynamic was off the entire weekend because without Katrina, we aren’t whole. However, we made due by sharing plenty of stories of our beautiful friend while she was off galavanting in NYC. Whenever I am in the presence of camera undici, I feel relaxed, at ease, peaceful. The weekend consisted of chats in coffee shops, walking around Nashville, chats on the bed, art, chats in the kitchen, more chats in coffee shops, more art, chats over dinner, chats while shopping. We can go on and on about every subject because we all have such different backgrounds and views on life, but somehow always seem to get along and challenge each other to expand our thought horizons. Here are a few memories from the weekend….enjoy! And to Jolly, Kat, Libby Lou, and Schwenksta – I miss you dearly every day!


3 thoughts on “Nashville

  1. I have a similar relationship with a group of ladies I met and lived with when I studied abroad in Cork, Ireland in 2005. We have spent the past five years struggling to get together, but our bonds of friendship are unbreakable!


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