Luckily I have a great friend that lives a little ways out of town that didn't mind having me over for a little visit that afternoon, even with short notice.
I probably haven't seen Kim (Vadnais) Wescott in almost 5 years. We've lived in the same city for that entire time, why hadn't I gotten in touch with her sooner?
Kim and I were best friends in grade 5. The kind of best friends that would spend multiple hours on the phone, occupying the line before the days of call-waiting. The kind of best friends that spent entire days at each others houses with sleep-overs, and would never go home if it weren't for the pesky Saturday morning chores that your mom called to have you come home to do at 8 o'clock in the morning. I loathed hearing that phone ringing while still in bed, tired from staying up till the wee hours of the night, because I knew it was my mother, and I knew I had no good reasons as to why I should stay later.
Kim is a nurse, and I am currently a nursing student. I really should have gotten in touch with her sooner to ask her the many ins and outs of the education journey. Better late than never I guess, and I do appreciate Kim's willingness to help if I'm ever in need.