I met Valerie in the 6th grade and we were instant friends. We loved playing sports together and cheering each other on in our teens. Eventually I talked her into transferring to Texas State University with me where we created some of our greatest memories on the river! I'd say my greatest feat is getting Val to overcome her fear of nature in general as she now loves to float and enjoys camping with me too. Despite the physical distance between us we still manage to see each other often so we can continue in our competetive ways and play cornhole. Being that she lives in our hometown she hangs out with my parents often, making her more than a friend, but part of our family. We share the nicknames of "Puzzle Piece" because our friendship is a perfect fit, not to mention we love puzzling. Val is the person I need most when I'm down because we're the type that will laugh about nothing until we're in tears. Together we've celebrated major milestones and shared countless amounts of laughter!!