I had to talk Meghan into moving in with me in 2009 after I met her in '08. I knew she was calm and quiet and would, therefore, make a good roommate. She turned out to make a superb roommate, and she and our other roommate Mark started spending more time together than I have with most of my housemates over the years.
I met both Bill and Meghan when they started grad school in Tallahassee in 2008. It is impossible not to love Bill immediately upon meeting him. He's charismatic, very funny, and has a habit of being self-deprecating that is instantly lovable. He is also a party planner and is constantly pushing other people to do things that are out of their comfort zones. I find his personality infectious and compelling, and I feel like he was constantly convincing me – and still can convince me – to do things I wouldn't normally do.
Recently, Bill was in town for his graduation and Mark came into town for his graduation, and the three of us hung out without the rest of the graduate school and it just hit home to me how much I miss these two guys and our time together. Bill and Meghan have been so supportive of me and encouraging for me, and I am so very grateful for the time we got to spend together when we were living in the same city.
Bill and Meghan are in Michigan these days and I miss them both a lot. We text every once in a while – not enough – and hopefully they are coming to visit me this Fall. The truth is, I should go to Michigan to visit them, but, well, it's Michigan. Love you guys so much and can't wait to see you!