Without warning, a squeal of delight bolted from my lips as we turned the corner from Prospect street opening the view to Scripps Park in La Jolla.
Rewind back to 2003. Six of us girls dressed up for tea gathered in the tiny dining room of a Guam house. Between the strawberry short cake and sips of tea – pinky finger pointed out, no doubt.
we giggled with the excitement at how grownup we felt.
A year later, the Navy moved our families in separate directions. Two of our families flew off to San Diego while the other moved on to Tampa, Florida. The years passed and communication came and went.
10 years later,
a couple of us found ourselves in San Diego again! This time, there was no tea or pointed pinky fingers. We talked about old times, compared guy crushes, giggled like little girls, cried like teens, and faced reality that, yes, we actually are old now.
But some things will never change, no matter where life takes us or the hardships we go through. Deep down inside, we’re still the same girls passionately pursuing big dreams.
Until next time, San Diego!
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