Kim and I met when we were freshman in high school at the ripe old age of 14. She was from two cities over and decided to forgo her local high school to attend our school. We were introduced through a mutual friend and hit it off. She almost left at the end of that first year to attend the high school she was originally suppose to. When she told me this, I remember feeling worried, sad, hoping she would stay. Luckily, she did. Looking back, it is funny to think how small decisions shape your life because not only did she take the chance on staying but shortly after we became best friends. Since then, we've spent the past 15 years in each others lives. A lot of life has happened to us since but we've remained. I recently was telling her how I feel like the universe has conspired to keep us together. Every time one of us has moved away, the other seems to somehow follow right after. We've always landed close to each other making it easier but the truth is like all relationships in life, you get what you put in. Our friendship has always been important, so we've made it important. We could have easily lost touch multiple times, not made the effort, let it fade but we didn't. We became people we could rely on and trust. We took our good, our bad and supported each other through it, laughing too much and crying a little(or a lot). That's what real friendship is about. Surrounding yourself with people that see all parts of you and love you because of all of it. I am so grateful for the years, her constant presence in my life, her endless support and the chance she took on staying all those years ago.
Kim has the most generous heart. It never ends really. She is not a gossip or hater she is an encourager. She does her thing and doesn't care what people think of her. She is kind, easy to be with and so much damn fun. She's clearly beautiful beyond belief but also extremely talented, smart as can be and works harder than anyone. To know her is to love her and I do, along with whole lot of other people.
Kim is a Designer for women's apparel at O'Neill. www.oneill.com
MAC Cream eyeshadow Artifact, Urban Decay Naked #2, MAC Face & Body foundation, Sephora bronzer in Los Cabos, MAC lipstick Freckletone
Makeup, Hair, Styling and Photos by Janelle Walker