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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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.

The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.


the loving granddaughters

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The pros about long distance relationships that no one has ever told you

Seriously guys, a long distance relationship doesn't have to be a death sentence.


"I'm actually really glad my boyfriend and I are in a long distance relationship right now. I'm not sure if we would still be together if we lived in the same city."

When I say that, whether it's to adults or fellow college students, the person always looks totally shocked. Their jaw drops, and I can basically see their thoughts racing. They jump to conclusions and assume that we have a bad relationship, don't really love each other, or are cheating while away at school. But honestly, none of those things are happening. I love my boyfriend immensely, and I miss him every single day we're apart. While I know that's true, it doesn't mean that I don't also know that being in a long distance relationship is actually a really good thing for us right now.

Think about it; what is one of the main reasons that relationships end when you're young? Because you want to learn what it's like to be without that person and grow as an individual. I'm sorry, but that sounds exactly like a long distance relationship to me. My boyfriend and I both have the "freedom" to explore what it is like to be without each other while still remaining together. I know myself, and I know that if I was at the same school as him, I would have relied on him a lot more and wouldn't have taken the chances that I did today. Rather than asking the nice girl from class to get lunch, I would have just gotten it with him.

Rather than spending a day studying alone in the library, I probably would have invited him to come along. Of course, there's nothing wrong with these things, but because my long distance relationship took my sweet, strong, comfortable security blanket away from me, I was forced to face the world on my own and experience what it felt like to be single, without ever actually becoming single.

Now, when I explain this to people they usually follow by asking, "if you can live so well without him, what makes you think you guys would ever work long term?" To that I explain, just because I'm in a long distance relationship doesn't mean I'd choose it if I had the choice. I still cry every time we say goodbye, and just because I see the benefits of it, doesn't mean that I wish I had the luxury of grabbing lunch between classes with my boyfriend or seeing him every day. Our long distance relationship simply eliminates the question of who I am without him because that's my reality almost every day. I do know though that, without him next to me, I am taking more chances and learning more about myself at this crucial time of my life. With each new experience, a new friend made, new self-revelation, I know that he's only a phone call away with all the emotional support possible to help me learn about myself while we're together but apart.

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