Lost and Found ... and Lost

By Sarah, age 18, Pennsylvania
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Once upon a time I had this best friend named Nebin. That was way back in 5th grade. We hung out, laughed, and slept over at each other's house all the time. She was the person I thought I would grow old with, the girl who would always be there when I had a problem.

Soon after 7th grade she moved away. Obviously I couldn't drive, and my parents weren't the kind to drive me an hour to see my friends. We lost touch, but then a couple years later we ran into each other one day. I started working down in her area and we started hanging out again. We became best friends again and we hung out almost daily. We were almost inseparable! She was one of those girls you could tell anything to and take a million pictures with and just have a lot of fun.

Then, after a year or so of being best friends again, she went on a missions trip to India. I was a train wreck when she left. I had lost a part of me; she was my rock. Over the year she was gone I learned how to depend on myself, and I anticipated the day she would come home and we could be best friends again.

A year later she came home and I tried to make plans to hang out with her immediately! I understood that her family came first and that she was busy, but she always seemed to have time for this other girl. This started to bug me because when I made plans with her sometimes she would back out last second and leave me hanging, but online I would read about them having fun. I was hurt and shocked. I thought we were going to be best friends again! What happened to us?

Then one day my opportunity to hang out with her came, and well, it went horribly. We'd gone from being best friends to being two completely different people, and I had a hard time getting over that. I was hurt, I cried, and I missed her, but I had to move on. We gave up on being friends. We decided it wasn't worth the fight. But our three years of friendship will never be forgotten.

Don't take what you have for granted because you might lose it, and you might not get it back. Life doesn't always turn out the way you want it to, and it's hard to get over it and move on, but sometimes there is nothing else you can do.

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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