You Might Be 400 Miles Away, But You Will Always Be My Best Friend

You Might Be 400 Miles Away, But You Will Always Be My Best Friend

To my best friend Emmy.

Dear Emmy,

You are roughly 400 miles and a seven hour drive away from me. Though I would love to come and visit you, I am going to have to write you this letter instead.

First, I just want to say thank you for being my best friend.

Though our friendship back in our elementary school days didn't quite work out, I think it was meant to be that we had the opportunity to meet again and start fresh in High School. I don't think anyone would have guessed we would become friends again, but here we are!

In tenth grade, when we realized we were in the same spanish class, I don’t think either of us expected be more than a friendly “hello” in the hallways, and someone to talk to in class. But to both our surprise, that class thankfully brought us together and we became eachothers best friend.

During the summer going to eleventh grade, I am not sure what I would've done without you.

You were constantly there for me and I am extremely grateful for the countless laughs we shared, the adventures we took, the songs we sang along to, and for all of the late night walks you accompanied me on. I was able to learn so much about you that summer, and I realized just how similar we are in many aspects.

You became one of the most trustworthy and reliable friends I have ever had, and I still feel that way almost three years later!

You are one of the easiest people to confide in because you always respect my privacy. I know you are always there to listen, and you never fail to cheer me up when I need it.

Even though you are all the way in New Hampshire, I have never worried about us falling out of touch. Even in the past few weeks where we haven’t talked as frequently as we usually do, I know that regardless of how busy we both are, we will always be there for each other in spirit.

Even after college, no matter how far away you choose to go, I can confidently say that we will always have each other.

400 miles, 1,000 miles, 2,000 miles—It doesn't matter how far apart we are. No amount of distance could ever interfere with our friendship.

Thank you for being the funniest, and the most kind-hearted girl I know. You are an amazing friend to me and I could never thank you enough.

I am so proud of you and everything you have overcome since I have known you, and I can’t wait for a summer filled with plenty of laughs, adventures and even more late night walks. Summer 2018 is going to be one to remember!

But until then, I hope this letter serves as a reminder as to how much I value our friendship, Em.

Love your best friend,


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7 Signs You've Found An Authentic Friend

Never take true friendships for granted.


In a generation like ours, sometimes it's hard to distinguish a lifelong friend from a temporary one. There are friends for every part of your life: your childhood friends, college friends, work friends, and even friends that you play poker with at your retirement home. But one thing holds true during your life journey, hold on to your authentic friends. Here's how to distinguish one from an ordinary friend.

1. They remember specific details you've told them in the past.


How did they remember that your dog was turning 12 on June 6th? It's because they genuinely take the time to listen to you. This shows how much they care and want to know about your life.

2. They care about your well-being.


If you've heard your friend say things like "drive safe" or "text me when your flight lands", this shows how much they care about your safety. Authentic friends will make sure you are protected and feeling happy.

3. They always want the best for you.


We all know there is a big difference between a jealous friend and a supportive friend. Surrounding yourself with friends that want the best for you is important. More positivity will be brought in your life if you are aware of maintaining an encouraging environment for yourself.

4. They will be extremely honest with you.


True friends say it like it is. They won't lie and tell you your skirt matches your shoes if it doesn't. Honesty is the best policy when it comes to distinguishing a genuine friend.

5. They keep your secrets safe.


You can trust them and tell them anything. Authentic friends won't repeat secrets you've told them to anyone else, and this is such a refreshing feeling! These are reliable and trustworthy people.

6. They will go out of their way to help you.


This relates to caring about your well-being because they will do anything for you. Your true friends will go the extra mile without hesitation. They will be there for you wherever you need them and won't expect a favor in return.

7. They embrace your goofy side.


Everybody's got one! If you are able to be your true goofy self around your people then you, my friend, have found a true one! Enjoy being weirdos together.

If any of your friends meet these criteria, then you are blessed! Never take your true friendships for granted.

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