The power of friendship

Hello Friends! Today’s post is a personal one and one that I (Rechelle) have been meaning to write. If you are new here or have been following for a while but don’t know that much about my friendship with Kahla I want to let you in on a little secret. Kahla and I have been best friends for over 10 years! It hasn’t always been sleep overs and secrets and that’s ok. We have really grown into family over the years and I cherish the relationship that we have. Kahla and I met through mutual friends at community college in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. We were both just trying to figure out what we wanted to do with our lives at the time and our circle of friends blended into each other. The first year of our friendship was filled with parties and sneaking out (insert hand to face emoji here – yes, I still had curfew even as a freshman in college) Thanks Mom and Dad! We had way too much fun and I have to say that hasn’t really stopped over the years. The drinking has slowed way down but the laughter and goofiness remains. Kahla is so fun!

After being friends for a couple of months, it was time for me to pack up and head to San Diego to attend FIDM. Like I mentioned above both Kahla and I were still in the stage of figuring out what we wanted in life – like most college students – and I convinced her to apply to FIDM as well as come join me in CA. You will learn that a lot of things in our life are like this, we push each other in the best ways! Within a year of knowing each other we had been through a lot – some things that we will share later on – but many things that brought us really close. I can say without a doubt that she is my person. 

From college, to weddings and even moving to different states together our lives have changed drastically but our friendship has always held on. The power of friendship is so real and like any relationship it takes work on both sides. We honestly bicker like we are related and are hardest on each other because we both know the other wont leave as hard as we push away. The best part about our friendship is that we are always honest no matter what – even when its really hard. Kahla has had to let me know before that she didn’t approve of someone I dated and her honesty as hard as it was to swallow was what I needed to hear – even if it didn’t feel like it at the time. She pushes me to work harder and to be more patient. She is the best sounding board when I need to vent and she can always make me smile when I am having a bad day. Kahla loves in the deepest and purest way, and I know that anyone who has met her can agree she is a shining light. I have been through hell and back in my life and she has always been there to help scoop up the pieces. When I sat down to write this post, my main idea was to talk about the value of friendship but my fingers went away from me and this turned into a tribute to my best friend. So I hope you all enjoy it and I hope you all have a friendship like I have with Kahla.

xoxo, Rechelle

Our outfits are from PERIDOT BOUTIQUE in Queen Anne, Seattle.

Photography from Maddy Hedman