jess came into my life like a whirlwind. but this friendship of under the influence beginnings has become one for the books. we have grown stronger together over years of hookah nights, numerous relationships (and all they entailed), and hours upon hours of unguarded conversations. i tell people that she’s my sounding board. the person i seek when life hasn’t been kind, or when i’m in desperate need of wisdom & advice. she has been nothing but the truest friend, and i’m ever thankful she’s one of my own.