This is Karina Scott.
She's pretty amazing in everything she does, and if you ever have the blessing to meet her, warning: your life may possibly change.
I used to say one of the (many) reasons I love the stars is that they were "the only ones around after the sun went down". Summer and the sun reminds me of my childhood. I was free. Free in body, free in creativity, imagination, thought, action. Everything was bright, light and alive. From the gentle smile of my father, to the soft grass that swayed in the late hours of the summer, to the swing-set I loved so dearly. I often thought summer was a good metaphor for the first nine years of my life. Smiles, bright sun, promises of love, hope, joy. It seemed as if it would last forever. And I hated it, oh how I hated how I didn’t take the time to appreciate how incredible my life was! Of course, I was but a child. But every sun has its sunset, and my own went down (or so I thought). From then on I thought I could only see darkness and it ruled my heart. But then, these beautiful lights, the memories of people in my life, friends, family, shone so bright in the midst of it all. But in my analogy, I was wrong. Because she wasn't just a star. No, that doesn't even come close to the light that she has shone in my life. Not even the sun can come close to that.
This is Karina Scott. She is one of the most beautiful humans I have ever met.
She is gorgeous, in every sense of the word. From her honey-golden eyes, to her sparse freckles, to the way her face lights up when she smiles. I especially love her natural hair which is rarely seen, but it so beautiful when she doesn't have enough time or energy to straighten/ curl it. She has amazing fashion sense and although not entirely confident, she is very sure of herself. She is kind, compassionate and very thoughtful (throwback to the one time when one of my headphones had a tiny bit of exposed cable and she got me new headphones because she thought I might get electrocuted). She is super smart, great at mathematics, and is extremely creative. Although she doesn't believe it, her drawing skills are really good. People view her as naive, but that is not entirely true. She is gentle at heart but extremely passionate when it comes to the things she loves.
This is Karina Scott. She doesn't like her photo being taken.
We have now been friends for 6 years. She's seen me at my almost best (certainly don't have a best yet), and at my absolute worst. We have been through so much together. I've come crying to her many times (sometimes for really dumb reasons). When I would feel completely defeated, she would be there to lift me up and even though she was never good at being comforting with words, she knew that a hug was something I needed more. We survived elementary school together (!) and all the awkwardness/ growing up that comes with that. She has been such a constant in my life, even when I transferred to a different school for a while. I still haven't begun to explain all the ways that she is a wonderful person.
This is Karina Scott. She has a really great music taste.
No, I'm serious. We could spend hours driving no where and just sing our hearts out. Spoiler: she has a really great voice. She also gives really great Christmas gifts.
This is Karina Scott. I couldn't love her more.
It takes a friendship to last approximately 7 years to become a friendship to last a lifetime. We have one more year to go, and then we're stuck for life.
This is Karina Scott.
Check out the photo shoot w/ Karina @ www.thepresacollective.com/photos
Written by Annaleah Presa