“It will be easy money!” My friend Amanda holds up the poster that she made last night for me to see. On the poster it says, ‘Homemade bracelets! $2 for a premade bracelet or $3 for a special order!’ As I read the sign she starts to rattle off her ideas for where she wants to put the posters around the school and how we ‘can further advertise our new business venture’. After I read the sign I looked up at her beaming smile. She gets so excited about her constant flow of new ideas. Just a few weeks ago, she had come up with an idea for us to sell cookies at lunch. After a week of weird looks and no sales, she decided to throw in the towel on that project.

“Where do you want to sell these? I’m assuming not at the school?” She gives me a blank stare. “Don’t give me that look. It was a legitimate question.” She continues to pin her irritated stare in my direction. “Fine, where do you want to sell them?” Her smile instantly returns and she looks like she’s about to burst if she doesn’t tell me what she wants to say soon.

“Wecouldgotothecraftfair!” Her enthusiasm sometimes seeps into her words, causing them to sound like one long word.

“That’s actually a good idea. Isn’t the craft fair in 3 months though?”

“Yeah but we could totally get some stuff done to sell! Come on Poppy, please do it for me. It would be so easy. Remember how many bracelets we made when we were in middle school, we could definitely make enough to sell.”

“You’re right we could definitely do it,” I paused trying to find the right words, “But should we? I mean we have sports coming up and graduation is around the time of the craft fair. I just don’t think we’ll have enough time.” I sigh, knowing that I’ll probably regret what I’m about to say. “But if you really want to, I will help.”

“Yay!!! Ok, so we need to go to Hobby Lobby immediately and start buying materials.”

I sarcastically say, “So you just wanted me for my discount then?”

Again that irritated look crosses her features. I reply quickly, not wanting to anger her further. “Relax, I’m kidding. You want to go in my car or yours? I’m fine with driving if you don’t want to.”

“Ok but if you’re driving I get to have aux.”


A month had gone by since we bought our materials and started the bracelet making palooza. So far we definitely have not made as much progress as we wanted.

We have gotten a lot closer since we started making the bracelets. We’ve been going to each other’s houses every day, laughing and talking about all of the sleepovers we had last summer and all of the plans we’re going to make this year.

Since the start of the school year, we had drifted quite a lot and hadn’t seen each other as much as we used to. Making the bracelets has really closed that widening gap between us. I missed hanging out with her. I missed the way that we could be ourselves around each other and know the other wouldn’t judge whatever we said.

We had started drifting apart ever since high school started but I had noticed it more during senior year. I’m glad that making these bracelets has brought as close together as we were when we were younger.