"Are you still going to build an apartment in Jordan's backyard?", "Are you guys sisters or something?", "Are you guys best friends?", these are just some of the questions Lizzie and I get from students pretty regularly. So, without further ado, here is how Lizzie and I came to be besties.
I met Lizzie in NYC back in 2006. Unbeknownst to us, our paths had crossed multiple times over the years and we had many mutual friends, but just hadn't quite landed on meeting.
When I finally met Lizzie, it was like we had known each other for all time (if you are lucky enough to have a friend like this, you know exactly what I mean). As Lizzie and I became better friends, we realized we just have the same rhythm of life. Whether playing canasta at a cafe on a rainy day, whipping up an impromptu tea party, spending afternoons walking through the city with no agenda, or sewing for fun, Lizzie became one of my absolute treasured friends.
Fast forward a few years and I moved to Boulder and Lizzie roamed the earth and sea (she was a cook on sailboats and an events manager for Outstanding in the Field). When I welcomed my two babies (now 4 and 8 years old), Lizzie came to town off-and-on for years, solidifying her place as a stellar auntie for both of my kids.
In 2018, we (and by we I mean my good friend Meg and me), managed to convince Lizzie to move to Boulder and live with us in South Boulder. If you know Lizzie, this was a HUGE feat as she is a woman of the sea (insert hearty pat on the proverbial back). We all became roommates (Lizzie and Meg downstairs and my family upstairs) and started a new chapter of our friendship.
She became a part of our family in every sense of the word—celebrating holidays, birthdays, or just random Tuesday afternoons with our family. When the pandemic hit, we were SO grateful to have Lizzie (and Meg) as part of our POD. *Post about my other bestie Meg coming soon.
During the pandemic Lizzie and I got our mask making on and started a side business making masks for friends and neighbors near and far. While what was happening outside of our world was chaotic and sad, channeling our confusion into helping others with sewing became integral in our response to the pandemic.
It's now 2022 and while we no longer live in the same house, we still spend a whole lot of time together (hiking, tea-partying, playing cards, and yes, sewing!)
Lizzie has joined the team at SewBo as our first sewing instructor. We are all SO lucky to have her!