kindred spirits


I will begin with this: I have arrived in California. It’s hotter than I ever thought hot could be. I’m still adjusting to the time difference, but I have never felt so at home in a new place so fast.

There’s lots to share, and I can’t wait to have the chance to share it all. But first, some photos leading up to my departure.


Emily and I met in my third year of university. We became friends almost instantly, and since then, we’ve spent our friendship exchanging “me too!” and ” I KNOW”s.


Since graduating, our time together has been sparse. I moved away from Newfoundland, and then back to Newfoundland, and Emily has been working for Disney Cruise Line, which has led her all over the world.


Being able to line up a 24-hour visit with her in St. John’s before I left was an absolute blessing and I cherish that time together so much. I have often thought about the book Anne of Green Gables, and the way Anne speaks about kindred spirits.

“A bosom friend–an intimate friend, you know–a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul.”

That describes my friendship with Emily.


When you’re the kind of person who constantly wonders if you’re secretly crazy, the best gift anyone can give you is the gift of “I get it and I get you”.


Who knows when we’ll see each other again. (Hopefully in August on my return to NL!)

But like Anne also said:

“True friends are always together in spirit.”



2 thoughts on “kindred spirits

  1. cdean says:

    Brings to mind two of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes:

    ‘‘Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”‘

    ‘What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.’

    Also. I love her outfit. I’m probably going to copy it. Sorry, not sorry.

    • robynmch says:

      Ohhh girl, that is good. YES.

      (Also, I feel like that quote describes us too. Is it weird for me to say I miss you? Because I do!)

      And Emily has the best style, I’ve been copying her since we met so I say go for it. 🙂

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