My name is Ali. Just a junior in high school. 17. Nothing special. I like food, netflix, the color purple, and other stuff. Dave Matthews is life. Because I can.
"And what do we say to death?"
"The fuck out my face"
"The first Disney Movie to tell girls they can fight too is Frozen!"
"Frozen is the first Disney Movie where the girl didn’t need a man to save her!! <3 "
"Frozen is the first Disney movie about loving sisters!"
"Frozen is the first Disney movie to question why someone would get married after knowing them for only a day."
"Frozen is the first film to have a blonde male lead who “doesn’t fit the cookie cutter mold””
Looks like the screenshot of a new Disney Channel series
"She’s 15 and an aspiring singer"
"and she’s a gorilla"
"And now they are STEP-SISTERS"
"Life will NEVER be the same for Madison and CoCo"
"Also for some reason its a secret and they dress CoCo up like a human to go to school"
“MONKEY BUSINESS. ONLY ON DISNEY CHANNEL”
I’VE NEVER WANTED A NIGHT LIGHT SO MUCH
I heard you were talkin’ shit
NEVER trust an adult who won’t apologize to a child
Wow. I’d never seen it put that way, but. Wow. That is a really good piece of advice.
Makes me laugh every time
I’ve actually been really blessed with the people in my life. Obviously people come and go, but there’s just some people that are very important. They have an impact on your life. And I feel like I want to recognize them.
The first one for me is my friend Stephanie. She’s my best friend. She is like my number one. We’ve been best friends for about four or five years. We grew up at the same church, but an art figure and a church run basketball league are the things that truly began our friendship. I’ve always been a pretty awkward person. But it was really bad back in middle school. I had “friends”, but I didn’t have many friends. I didn’t have anyone I would really hang out with outside of church or school. Until Stephanie. We just clicked really well. We understood each other, and opened up to each other. The time that really bonded us was summer 2011. It was hands down the best summer I’ve ever had. I’m pretty sure we spent a total of maybe 12 days away from each other that summer, and it was because one of us was gone. It was me, Stephanie, and Aaron, another one of my closest friends. Stephanie holds a very special place in my heart. She loves me and supports me and is always there for me. She is no doubt one of the most important people in my life.
The next person I want to recognize is my friend gabby. Gabby and I have an interesting story. I dated a guy a couple years ago, and gabby was friends with him. I actually didn’t like her for a long time because I was insecure and jealous of her relationship with my boyfriend. After he and I broke up, gabby and I started snapchatting for some reason. We would literally have multiple hour long conversations over snapchat. This went on from October of 2012, to May of 2013, when one day, out of the blue, gabby asked me to hang out. It was a tad awkward for me, but I figured fuck it, why not! So we went to Hoover. We started talking on our walk to a bench that looks over the water, and once we got to that bench, we talked for four hours. It was so nice and I felt like I could be really open with her, no judgment. And I could. We started hanging out more and formed this close bond in a period of a few weeks. Then she moved to Alabama. But we still kept up with our friendship, and we continued to grow closer. And she’s now one of my closest friends. Aside from Stephanie, she’s the only person that I go to with everything. She’s another one of the most important people in my life.
After gabby comes josh. Josh and I have an interesting story too, but it’s long and complicated. He’s actually best friends with my ex. That’s how we knew each other. We dated for a brief period of 3 days. Then we had a falling out and didn’t talk for over a month. We started talking again, and without realizing it, started getting close. And now, josh is also one of my best friends. I go to him with a lot, and he’s always supportive and caring and there for me. I never would have expected to be as close with him as I am, but I’m glad that I am.
After josh comes my boyfriend, Dylan. Now it seems like a given that my boyfriend is on here. But he isn’t on here just because he’s my boyfriend. Dylan is one of the single most supportive, loving, and caring people in my life. We talked as friends for a good two months before we even got on the path to dating. And within that time, he was just very supportive of me and there for me. About a week or two after I re-met him (we had met once a year before), we had this one night where he opened up to me a lot about something with his ex, and I told him I’d always be there if he needed to talk, and he said the same. But the way he was gave me this feeling of comfort, like he really meant it. Once we started dating, and the more I got to know him, the more I saw how loyal and supportive he was, not even as a boyfriend, but as a friend. I can say without a doubt that Dylan is one of my closest friends, along with being my boyfriend. He’s one of my main motivators in my life. He’s been there with me through a lot, and helped me through a lot, and I couldn’t ask for a Better person to have loving me and supporting me and always being there for me.
Now we’re at my cousins. Cousins are family. Obviously they’ll love you and stuff. But I’ve been lucky enough to be blessed with three really amazing cousins. Their names are Emma, Sara, and Jen. People always say your cousins are your first best friends. And it’s true. But to grow up with them actually being some of your best friends, is truly a gift. I’m lucky enough to be very close with all three of these wonderful girls. I trust them with anything, and I always have a great time with them. They’re always supportive and caring, and I can turn to them whenever I need to. I’m lucky for that.
The next person In this lineup is my friend Alex. Alex and I met freshman year. We became friends because we had three main things in common: we both liked Dave Matthews Band, we both were in love with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and we both always wore converse, hoodies, and jeans and our best friends at the time would tease us about it. Freshman year Alex an I had a pretty casual friendship. We’d talk every day at school and we had classes together, but nothing farther than that. Then, at the beginning of sophomore year when we both had a lot going on, we really confided in each other and got really close. She was always there for me and just a really great friend all around. We always had fun together. We still do. We just recently started talking a lot again a few months ago, but we had never stopped being close. Alex is definitely an important person in my life, and I wouldn’t change a thing about our friendship.
Now we’re at my friend Sarah. Sarah is actually the person who really got things started with Dylan and I. She was close with Dylan first. They were really good friends, and she was/is like a mother figure to him. She talked me in to giving it a shot with him, and I’m so glad she did. I always say she brought Dylan and I together, but in a weird way, I think Dylan brought Sarah and I together too. Naturally the two of is got along really well. Last summer, after a lot happened between me and Dylan, and I was pretty upset, she was still there for me and supportive and great even through it all. And over the past couple months, we’ve really gotten close, at least on my half. She’s just a really great person and I trust her a lot, and she’s good with advice and I hope that I get the chance to be even closer with her. I’m happy that I met her.
I actually can’t believe that I almost forgot my friend Suzy. Suzy and I met my freshman year of high school, and clicked immediately. She always made me laugh and we always had a great time together. But she was also very easy to open up to. And she’s one of the most loyal people I’ve ever met in my life. She’s been by my side through so much, and she would defend a friend of hers until the day she died. She’s loving and caring on top of being loyal. Suzy will always hold a special place in my life, whether we talk as much as we used to or not.
Again, I’ve been blessed with many people in my life. Some I don’t talk to as much as I used to, but they still made an impact. And then there’s the people listed here, who I do have contact with. And I’m so lucky to have them. People have come and gone in my life, and honestly, I’m completely at terms with it all. It happens, and I’m ok with it. But the people here, are the people who have stuck by me. We’ve all had issues from time to time, but the key has been working to get past those issues, and letting them get fixed instead of ignoring the fact that there’s an easy solution. Maybe this list will change, and I’m constantly meeting new people who I can add to this list. But sometimes loss of someone can bring about good change. And I’m sure there will be more times when that happens. All I know for sure is I love these people a lot, they’ve stuck by me so far, and I don’t know where I would be without them.
Honestly, though my life isn’t perfect, I’m extremely content with the people in it and where it’s going.