Kim, or Muna Rain, is my best friend. I have known her since 8th grade. Our friendship is quickly approaching legal voting age. She is easily one of the most supportive and inspirational people in my life. Not to mention, one of the most influential and permanent fixtures since my youth. If you are lucky enough to meet her, you will likely think her shy and quiet on first impression. To a degree, this is an accurate observation. However, I would like to give you a little more insight into this beautiful woman. I ask you to look at her through my eyes.
She is one of the few people I know that has something positive to contribute to almost any conversation. She is phenomenal at seeing the bright side to almost anything. She is scared to death of talking to people, large groups or social functions… but she will get up on stage without much hesitation. She is a beautiful dancer, who definitely dances to her own drum. Where most people are afraid of standing out or being noticed, she does not concern herself with that. She has always had a sense of who she was and who she wanted to be, and does not compromise that. Something I have admired about her since we were quite young.
Many of the times that I was terrified of myself, my future or realizing my dreams, she has encouraged me. She was the one person that knew exactly what to say. I am thankful that she challenges my view on the world, as that has helped me grow. She is fun to have philosophical conversations and dream with. Her sense of humor is top notch. She has an uncanny ability to understand people. She is intelligent and much stronger than she gives herself credit for. She is a fabulous artist. I am been jealous of her drawing and writing abilities.
What I appreciate about our friendship is that through all these years, I feel that we have grown together. So many times I have felt completely in left field, she has been the one person that gets where I am coming from as she was going through something similar.
Hers was the first set of dreads that I made, as she was brave enough to trust me… without any hesitation. She is also the reason I started a blog. Many times I have been talking to her about random green things or tiny house related stuff and she will retort with, “That would make a great blog post.” As a not-so-subtle hint.
Thank you Kim for all of your support and encouragement!