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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at SAU chapter.

This past year, I was blessed by discovering two new pieces.

It was the first time I have ever been away from home. 

I was excited and motivated, but extremely nervous about meeting new people.

I expected to find a few fun friendships fueled by shared interests and life goals.

But the world had different plans for me, and I am so grateful for it in hindsight. 

I was given someone with intense electric energy, a sassy attitude, an exceptional talent for the musical arts, and a passion for sharing knowledge with others. 

She quickly became my other half.

We clicked on so many levels, it was like fire playing with fire.

She knows my sheltered fears, and I know her deepest pains.  

But over time two have become one. 

When she smiles, I laugh. 

When she’s upset, I feel like crying. 

Her words bring me so much joy, tranquility, and humor. 

I love her. 

I was also gifted someone who adores their hobbies, who can fill your ears with stories for hours, with the kind of excitement that could make a room burst, and with a laugh that makes you smile. 

This person was a challenge to me. 

I had never met someone quite like them, but I wanted to learn more. 

Over time, I realized all the ways they were just like me, but so so different. 

We’ve spent countless hours discussing academics, the paranormal, and childhood memories. 

They are my stability, more or less “my rock.”

There has not been a topic thrown our way that we do not see eye to eye on. 

It’s an unexpected match, like mixing tea and lemonade for the first time.

I love them. 

These two new pieces have enriched my life in so many ways, many of which are unexplainable. 

But for these two, lovely pieces. 

I want you to know that I see you in my life for a long time, maybe as long as I shall live. 

You are both beautiful, intelligent, hilarious, creative, and I am so so proud of you. 

I can never express my appreciation for each of them. 

I don’t know how I got so lucky. 

But I am endlessly grateful for these two new pieces of me. 

They are two new souls to love for a lifetime. 

Hello! I am a Forensic Psychology Major with Minors in Criminal Justice and Sociology. I am the secretary for Sexual Assault Awareness Team and am involved in STEP and Psychology Club at St. Ambrose University. In my free time I enjoy painting and embroidering, being a dog mom, and spending time with my friends!