All of my life I have always known only one thing, and that one thing has always been the hardest thing to know. There are a million things that can cause a girl's life to crumble, but there is only one thing that has been able to save me from that collapse, and that is my friends. No matter how many times I am beaten down, or faced with doubt and fear, I have always come to the conclusion that friendship is the one true element of salvation. All of my life I have known that friendship is the strongest force in the world, but this force has sometimes caused me more grief than release. So I am now on a quest to find the answers to my questions on friendship. On this quest I will probably be putting many of my friendships to the ultimate test, and will risk more than I even knew I had. Yet, to find the answers to my questions, I am willing to take those risks, because in the end I hope to have an understanding I could never have reached otherwise. An average girl suffering in the typical teenage environment, I plan to come out of this experience knowing more than I ever could have on anything else, because if I can understand this one thing of life, than I can feel content that I have lived.