Blah. I just spent the last week with some of my best friends (okay, they’re basically family) and I. have. no. words.
You know when someone touches you so much that you can’t help but want to be around them all the time? Constantly getting their opinion on random things, laughing with them over stupidly hilarious inside jokes, (side-)hugging & leaning & just enjoying their company?
That was literally all of the fifty-plus people I shared a cabin with this past weekend. Together, we watched movies, sang Broadway, fangirled/fanboyed over literally anything, played games ’til 3am, cried, prayed, walked, and communed. All on four or five (or less) hours of sleep. It. was. amazing.
I’m still reeling from all of the memories I made. I’ll never look at certain things the same way again. I’ll never look at the same people the same way again.
I think the thing that truly made this weekend was the fact that we all already know each other on such a deep level. Because of WITAlive, we all know each other’s deepest struggles and weaknesses and challenges. However, this past weekend, we got to discover the more surface-level things while still being mindful of the deep stuff. Bonding with each other (partially thanks to twenty-second hugs) over these things made us closer than most of the friends I have outside of this small, tight-knit circle.
If you haven’t experienced the wonder that is WITAlive… what’re you waiting for?