BEDA Day 11: Happy Saturdaze

Happy Saturday! I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weather if that's the case where you are. It was an absolutely gorgeous day today, 75 and sunny with bright blue skies. And when it's nice outside in college, that means it's time to dress up like you're going to Coachella and drink in someone's front lawn.

Now I don't have anything against a day drink; I think there's nothing wrong with enjoying the sun and good company while you're wearing a flower crown and holding a red Solo cup. Just wasn't feelin it today, ya know? Some days you just want to enjoy nature in a way that's a little more low-key. Which is why I'm so thankful for my friend Ashley, aka my bestest friend and former roommate.

As I was contemplating how to spend my Saturday, she texted me asking if I wanted to go adventuring. And for a second I thought she was kidding, but turns out she was 100% serious. So we did. I picked her up at her apartment immediately and we got on the highway with no destination in mind. We switched roads whenever it felt right, following signs toward towns that sounded promising, and eventually ended up in the downtown area of the next town over. So really we didn't even travel that far, but we ended up somewhere totally new and fun to explore. We stopped into small boutiques and locally-owned businesses; we browsed used bookstores and wished we had enough money to eat at the fancy looking restaurants we passed. We took pictures of ourselves by balancing our phones on strangers' cars (wouldn't recommend that, not a super smart choice) to document the experience and drove home taking only a book Ashley bought for five dollars in one of those small businesses. It was genuinely such a fun, different way to spend a Saturday.

And, y'know, I hope you all have someone in your life who makes you that happy. I hope you have a friend, family member, or significant other who can take you on a spontaneous road trip to a place you've never been. I hope you meet someone who changes your life for the better, so much so that you can't possibly remember what your life was like before they came in and turned the brightness up by 200%.

I'll leave you with that before I get super sappy and emotional. Have a good night, everyone!

x,
Lauren

One of those pics we took in the middle of the road. Shoutout to that Toyota Camry for being our tripod.

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