Kelly, You're The Greatest Friend I've Ever Had, Let Me Tell You Why

Kelly, You're The Greatest Friend I've Ever Had, Let Me Tell You Why

We go back a long way, buddy!


Who would have thought that a friendship that started seven years ago has yet to fully blossom? Who would have thought that we would be attending the same middle school, high school, and college? I feel like it was more than fate that we became best friends. You are by far the greatest friend I've ever had, and the world wouldn't be the same without you.

You are one of the primary catalysts of my growth and development as a person. You're frankly one of the most understanding and considerate souls I have met, yet still very frank and down-to-earth. I love how we can tell each other pretty much everything, and that you are comfortable enough to tell me to my face that I am doing something wrong.

I appreciate the constant and healthy communication we have, and despite the several rocks and nosedives our friendship has gone through over the past year, I believe this communication is the reason why you are still my friend today. You've taught me to be far more sensitive to other people's pain, suffering, and other unfortunate circumstances, which has allowed me to in turn increase my sympathy, empathy, and compassion, traits that are so critical for me to practice medicine.

I have no idea how you manage to tolerate my outbursts of biochemistry, love for anime, ranting, gummy bears, and my overall weirdness. Unlike most people that I interact with on a daily basis, I can be 100% authentic around you, because I'm that comfortable. I still wonder what made you want to even be my friend, given my own flaws, interests, and insecurities.

There were times when I felt that I was simply unworthy of being your friend. For the seven years that I have known you, you have always had such a big heart of such staggering size that I just cannot emulate. You are such a kind person who inspires me to be better than I was yesterday, a person who can be more than just the sum of my parts.

We have gone through so much together, especially in the rough periods of junior year of high school, where we supported each other and kept each other sane despite the various tumults and adversities that plagued us. I profoundly remember Cartoon Club where we managed to raise so much money for charity. I remember our daily train rides and conversations. I remember when we wished to go to the same college so we wouldn't lose touch. I wonder how two people have the same personality type yet very different interests.

I can already tell that this is going to end on a cliche note, but that's okay. Despite the setbacks that we each face, we always bounce back, stronger than before. I sincerely hope that we manage to attend the same institution after college, and I can already tell from your intelligence, perseverance, and dedication to becoming greater than you were before that you will be successful. Take my word for it.

Kelly Wang, thank you for everything. Here's to an awesome future, and I promise you that I'll always have your back every step of the way.

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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.


1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten

Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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5 Times That Kylie Jenner & Jordyn Woods Were Accurate Depictions Of You And Your BFF

Best friend? More like wife for life!


Whether it's celebrity couples or celebrity best friends, everyone has that one pair that they are obsessed with. My best friend and I happen to be obsessed with Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods. Even though Kylie is a billionaire and Jordyn is extremely famous, unlike my BFF and I, we can relate to them on so many levels. They are fun, spontaneous, and they always have each other's backs. Trust me, once you start relating to them, you and your BFF will be DM'ing all the Kylie and Jordyn pics to each other with the caption, "Us."

1. They make a ton of memories together.

Kylie and Jordyn have been BFF's since around 2013 and have made so many memories together. From matching tattoos, Kylie's own show "Life of Kylie" which featured Jordyn heavily, adopting a dog together, and of course, the birth of Stormi. Jordyn and Kylie have been linked to the hip and have tons of proof to look back on their friendship. I mean, who else makes an entire makeup collab with their BFF?

2. They support each other's accomplishments.

Through all the accomplishments in my BFF's life, I'm front and center. Whether that's being accepted to her dream school or who knows, maybe your BFF is the youngest self-made billionaire. The last option is probably very unlikely, but for Jordyn, it happened! Best friend, Kylie Jenner, became the youngest self-made billionaire this year and Jordyn supported Kylie and her success along the way. Whether that was posting a picture on Instagram or collaborating with Kylie on her makeup line, Jordyn was there every step of the way!

3. Their Instagrams together are BFF goals.

They might as well be called the Instagram queens because my BFF's and I are constantly trying to replicate their outfits, poses, and pics! Basically, can they drop their secrets, please?

4. They have each other's backs through everything.

Through the crazy drama, love lives, and Kylie's pregnancy, these girls have stuck through it all. Kylie and Jordyn have been friends for multiple years. These years included the Kardashian/Jenner rise to fame, Kylie's makeup line, Jordyn's father passing away, and Kylie finding out she was pregnant with her daughter, Stormi. A true best friend stands by your side through anything and everything. I know that I would do anything for my best friend and have been there for her since day 1. This is just the rule to friendship and Kylie and Jordyn do a great job at abiding by it.

5. At the end of the day, they are normal best friends.

Sure, Kylie and Jordyn live a fabulous lifestyle. We all can't attend Astroworld or be close friends with celebs like Jaden Smith and Anastasia Karanikolaou. But, at the end of the day, Kylie and Jordyn are just normal young adults. The girls love binging Netflix and trying out new recipes for Chrissy Teagan's new cookbook. I know that my BFF and I love watching marathons of New Girl and cooking up cute dinners for us. We basically live the same life as Ky and Jordy.

All in all, these girls have been through hell and back. As two very famous young women, their lives are constantly filled with crazy opportunities and events. So far, they have had each other's backs through thick and thin. Let's hope this friendship sticks together, forever.


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