The 6-2 Version of Friendship


My best friend Jennie was only 16-years-old when her dad handed over the keys to a gorgeous 1962 Impala. From that day forth, I’d—along with five other girlfriends—pile in her car and create memories that would later define who I was, who I wanted to become. Complete with fuzzy dice in the mirror, the 6-2 (that’s what we’d call the car), roared through our hometown, usually headed to the mall or beach. We were invincible.

Many years later, when our friends are together, I still feel the same way. Invincible. The 6-2 was sold many years ago after an accident, but we all look back with fond memories.

So much has changed since we got our licenses, but we still try to make memories together. A friendship, just like any relationship, requires hard work and I’m so proud to know my friends and I try to keep each other a top priority. Yes, it’s quite difficult—especially since we’re spread across a few states and have wildly chaotic schedules—but we try. And trying is more than half the battle.

Sometime last week I had a crazy urge to visit my friends Jennie and Brianna in Arizona, so I booked a flight. I totally did this on a whim, but I’m blessed to have a career that promotes working remotely and creative freedom. I’ll try to stay on top of my email, but I most likely won’t be responding until my return on Thursday. Thanks in advance for understanding and I’m excited to blog from a new state, so stay tuned! 😉

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  1. Simply Modern Weddings

    December 17th, 2007 at 7:08 am

    Have fun on your trip j*!

  2. cesar perez

    December 17th, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Enjoy your trip! =)

  3. justin . lyon

    December 17th, 2007 at 9:59 am

    Have fun!!! Be sure and stop by the "Gecko Grill" and eat a Shrimp and Mango Quesadilla if you’re going to be in the Mesa/Gilbert area at all. There’s something amazing about old friends, especially this time of year!

  4. Stacy Cross

    December 17th, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    Sounds fun, Jasmine – enjoy it! 🙂

  5. Erika Lais Photo Blog

    December 17th, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    Have a lot of fun and show us your nice pics from Arizona!!!!

  6. Shaun Austin

    December 17th, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Great story of your life. It is so true that those times molded you into the person that you are today. I was at a switchfoot concert and he said "weather you like it or not, everyday you are changing the world". That is so inspirational to me because no matter what the amount of difference is you choose how you are going to change it EVERY DAY. God bless your trip and your holidays.

  7. angel swanson

    December 17th, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    spur of the moment trips are the best!! although i know this goes without saying… have an incredible time with your girlfriends! xoxo

  8. cassandra m

    December 17th, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    dito on the friendship comments. EVERY DAY as I left for school my Mom would wave and say "Choose good company"…she never missed saying that in 12 years. And I did. I am very blessed that life has brought me some incredible people that are as close to me as family. They are my strength… Have a safe trip and although we don’t have to tell you…have FUN 😉

  9. Amy

    December 17th, 2007 at 10:58 pm

    Great post! You’re right-trying is a big part but so important!