9 Things Best Friends at Different Colleges Know to Be True

9 Things Best Friends at Different Colleges Know to Be True

Distance makes the heart grow fonder

Leaving your best friend is one of the hardest parts of going to college, but long-distance friendships aren't always the worst things and you guys always make it work.

1. When you're first apart, you don't know what to do with yourself

Leaving your best friend for the first times is one of the hardest parts of going to college far away from them. You go from seeing them all day every day to seeing them once a month. My best friend left for school before me and the few weeks between her leaving and my going to school was filled with me not knowing what to do with my time.

2. You're always facetiming or calling them

You probably facetime or call them everyday and when you don't talk to them for a while you will talk for hours just to catch up on missed time. Whether it's your dorm hall way, the library bathroom, or the dining hall you will take any time you get to catch up with your best friend.

3. You always try to keep them up with your "new" life and friends

You always try to keep them updated on the gossip with your friend group, they even get super invested in some of it.

4. You're always planning your next trip to see them

You're always planning your next reunion, whether it's over break or you're visiting one another. You spend hours planning what you will doing and getting super excited to see one another.

5. When you don't talk to, or text, them, you feel separation anxiety

When you haven't texted or talked in a while you start to get stressed out and worried about them. You then have to catch up on everything you missed when you weren't talking.

6. You reminisce about when you were together

You're always talking about things you used to do or things that happened in high school especially when something new happens to someone at your high school.

7. You miss their parents, pets, and house

You also go from seeing your best friend's parents everyday to seeing them every once in a while. They became your second family and you look forward to reuniting with them almost as much as you are looking forward to reuniting with your best friend. You also miss their house because it was your second home and you especially miss their pets (if they have any).

8. You have the best reunions

Seeing your best friend for the first time in a while is one of the best feelings ever. It's like your in a movie running up to see each other and never wanting to let go when you hug them. You spend hours talking when you see each other again just trying to make up for missed time.

9. When you're back together, it was like you were never apart

When you see each other again, it's like nothing has changed. You talk like you used to and have just as much fun. The only difference this time is that you cherish the moments more because you see each other a lot less, but when you get together again, it's one big party.

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The Thank You My Dad Deserves

While our moms are always the heroes, our dads deserve some credit, too.

Dear Dad,

You’ve gone a really long time without being thanked. I'm not talking about thanks for things like opening the Gatorade bottle I couldn't or checking my tires when my car’s maintenance light is flashing, but rather the thanks I owe you for shaping me into the person I am today.

Thank you for teaching me what I deserve and for not letting me settle for anything less.

While the whole world was telling me I wasn’t good enough, you were there to tell me I was. Whether this was with boys, a friend, or anything else, you always built my confidence to a place I couldn’t build it to on my own. You showed me what my great qualities were and helped me feel unique. But most of all, you never let me settle for anything less than what I deserved, even when I wanted to. Without you, I wouldn’t be nearly as ambitious, outgoing or strong.

Thank you for giving me someone to make proud.

It’s hard to work hard when it’s just for myself, but so easy when it’s for you. All through school, nothing made me happier than getting a good grade back because I knew I got to come home and tell you. With everything I do, you give me a purpose.

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Thank you for showing me what selflessness looks like.

You are the prime example of what putting your family first looks like. If me wanting something means that you can’t get what you want, you’ll always sacrifice. From wearing the same t-shirts you’ve had since I was in elementary school so I could buy the new clothes I wanted, to not going out with your friends so you could come to my shows, you never made a decision without your family at the forefront of your mind. If there is one quality you have that I look up to you for the most, it’s your ability to completely put your needs aside and focus entirely on the wants of others.

Thank you for being the voice in the back of my head that shows me wrong from right.

Even though many of your dad-isms like “always wear a seatbelt” easily get old, whenever I’m in a situation and can’t decide if what I’m doing is right or wrong, I always can hear you in the back of my head pointing me in the right direction. While I may not boost your ego often enough by telling you you’re always right, you are.

Thank you for being real with me when nobody else will.

Being your child hasn’t always been full of happiness and encouragement, but that’s what makes you such an integral part of my life. Rather than sugarcoating things and always telling me I was the perfect child, you called me out when I was wrong. But what separates you from other dads is that instead of just knocking me down, you helped me improve. You helped me figure out my faults and stood by me every step of the way as I worked to fix them.

Most of all, thank you for showing me what a great man looks like.

I know that marriage may seem very far down the road, but I just want you to know that whoever the guy I marry is, I know he’ll be right because I have an amazing guy to compare him to. I know you’re not perfect (nobody is), but you’ve raised me in a such a way that I couldn’t imagine my kids being raised any differently. Finding a guy with your heart, drive, and generosity will be tough, but I know it will be worth it.

Dad, you’re more than just my parent, but my best friend. You’re there for me like nobody else is and I couldn’t imagine being where I am now without you.

Love you forever,

Your little girl

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How Starting Your Journey Is Half Of The Battle

"You can start your journey any day at anytime."


Not that long ago, I wrote an article about a little phrase I heard on my friend's snapchat story. It got a tone of views and a lot of great feedback. And just in time for the beginning of the new school semester, he said something else that just kind of stuck with me.

He said that you can start your journey any day, at any time.

Okay so we've all heard this before but have any of us actually taken the time to put that saying into action? Well, quite recently I have. I used to be the type of person who waited until last minute to do everything, whether it was homework, a workout plan or whatever I wanted to accomplish. I used to be the type of person who said that at whatever time I'll start my homework and if it was a minute past that time I would have to wait to the start of the new hour....yes like the meme.

But now, ever since I heard that quote, it's been replaying in my head on a loop. Which is why I now just do things at the moment they're thought of and not a certain time. I decided that this is the semester, I don't wait until the last minute to do all of my work, and so far it's going well. I decided that this is the perfect time to get in shape, and not wait until the New Year, because I'm the skinniest most out of shape person that I know. I decided that instead of waiting until the new year to eat healthier that I'm going to do it now.

For a while I have wanted to get back into dance. I kept saying that I'll sign up for classes again when I finish school. But instead I decided to do it now, registered for a ballet class at school and signed up for ballroom dance, and it hands down has been one of the best decisions I have made.

Honestly it's been weird not having a set start date and time for certain things, but why would I put off doing something that I want to do? What I will say though, is that not procrastinating on homework has made these first couple of weeks of the semester fly by and seem like a breeze.

Just by letting go of the idea that every thing needs to have a set start date and time and a set date and time to end has made the pressure of things go away. By just starting my journey for whatever I'm doing right now, has increased my happiness and my overall productivity of what I'm doing.

So a little word of advice just go for and just do whatever you want to do right now.

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