Another love of my life is my dear friend Chelsie Akers, or rather, Sister Akers. She is currently serving a mission in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and I miss her more than I miss Diet Dr. Pepper on a road trip through Utah. My friendship with her started later in life, and we weren’t officially kindred spirits until we became stand partners in Band our Junior year.
Chelsie is officially my very favourite travel partner, based on countless road trips to Disneyland, plus an intensely memorable week-long excursion to NYC, and many more quests. (Also thanks to the fact that, when she worked at US Airways, she picked my name out of a hat, thus choosing me to be the sole person who could fly free with her, any time, anywhere. That’s love!)
If you think we look excessively happy in the above photo, it’s because we had just seen the musical Rent live on Broadway, and we were still reaping the benefits of that emotional high. Another thing Chelsie loves, just like me, is to cross things off of a lifetime goal list. In New York, we split the fare of a ridiculously over-priced horse-drawn carriage ride through Times Square just so we could cross it off our respective lists. Monumental. Here’s the photo to prove it:
So it is clear that my love for Chelsie runs deep and wide. She is the one in my life who helps me set and accomplish noteworthy goals, and inspires me to keep my dreams big and possible. August of 2008 cannot come soon enough, as far as I am concerned!