My Sister Is My Best Friend

My Sister Is My Best Friend

Your sister is the closest person you will have.
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My sister is younger then me by six years. Even with the age gap, I would still say that she is my best friend. When you think about it, your little sister is just a mini, younger version of you. You were both raised by the same parents, went on the same vacations, dealt with the same hardships.

All of these experiences can really make up the character of someone, which is why you two may be so alike. Chances are that you guys may have similar likes in activities, and that favorite meal your mom makes. Your sister will be the only one that knows what its like to grow up in the same household you did. She will know the extent of craziness that your parents are, she will know the little rules of the home, and what your family is like. She will be the one that you go to to gossip and talk about things with. The only one that is obligated to stay by your side throughout life.

Having a sister is like being able to have a slumber party every night, even if you don't share the same room. She will be the one that you will cry to when you break up with your boyfriend, the one that will understand that your parents are being unfair, she will be your maid of honor at your wedding. The time you spend in search of a best friend, or someone to grow close to, you may not even realize that you already have that person in your life. The relationship you will share between you and your sister, will be that one that you always wanted.

You already have someone to take a girls trip to the mall, have a movie night, and paint nails with. Your little sister is one that you need to teach about the ways of the world. You will be the one she comes to when she is first learning how to do her make-up, when she wants to go one her first date, and what to wear on the first day of high school.

It is important that being an older sister you need to be a good role model, she will look up to you in many ways even if you do not realize it, or it may not seem like she is, but she truly is. In some ways it is like you are her second mother, its important to lead by example and show her right from wrong, before you do something think if you would want your little sister to be doing that, share your experiences with her so that she can learn from them, and so she does not have to go and make the same mistakes that you did.

Years from now when you look back on your time growing up, you will come to the realization that she knows you better then anyone as she was the one that has been there through all you had to go through. Never break a bond between you and your sister, you will regret it.

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The term "my person" describes the relationship between two people who have reached the highest level of friendship. They're people who have ridden the roller coaster of life together for so long that their lives would be boring without each other. In "Grey's Anatomy," the characters of Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang describe each other as each other's "person." They have a perfect friendship. Everyone (including myself) strives to achieve a friendship like theirs. What is it like to have "your person?"


1. Your person will tell it like it is.

If you think that your new haircut looks bad or if that dress makes you look fat, your person is always there to reassure you that nobody cares.


2. Your person is always on your team.

Whether it's an argument between you and your parents or you and your boyfriend/girlfriend, your person will always be there. They will go to bat for you 10/10 times and they will always be there to have your back.


3. Your person will celebrate the small victories with you.

Did you go an entire day without crying? Awesome, let's celebrate! Did you eat something other than chocolate chip cookies for breakfast? That's wonderful! The small victories count the most.


4. They will listen to you, even when you are ranting about the craziest things.

Let's face it, we have all been there. When it's late at night and we're laying in bed, thinking of the world's hardest questions, and you start to think about crazy scenarios, your person is always there to listen.


5. People instantly think that you and your person are a couple.

You aren't a couple, you just understand each other on a much higher level, so people think that you guys are in a relationship. Just go with it.


6. Your person isn't afraid to tell you that they are embarrassed by you.

Everyone gets embarrassed about each other at one point or another. Most people just pretend that it doesn't happen. Your person is going to flat out tell you that your actions and the things that you say embarrass the crap out of them.


7. Your person isn't afraid to knock you down a few notches.

Just when you think that you are on top of the world, your person will come and pop the growing balloon known as your head. They aren't afraid to snap you back into reality.


8. They will build you up faster than they will tear you down.

Yes, they will bring you back to reality and tell you like it is, but they will also be the first one to encourage you and to tell you how wonderful you are.


9. Your person is not afraid to call your bluff.

They will call you out on your BS and make you tell them how you really feel, so they can help fix you.


10. You stick together no matter what.

Even though you get mad at each other, or don't speak for a few days, you will always stick together.


11. In the end, no matter what, no matter who comes in and out of your life, your person will always be your person.

Your person is there no matter what. They care when no one else does and they are always there to hold your hand.

Find your person and never let them go. They are your best friend, your worst enemy, and your biggest critic, but they know you better than you know yourself sometimes.

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To My Best Friend At A Rival University

No amount of school rivalry could ever change our friendship.

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In high school, we were practically inseparable- you and I and all of our friends. Even though we saw each other every day during the week (when both of us decided to actually go to school, at least; senioritis was real and it was rough), we usually saw each other at least once over the weekend, whether it be a coffee date at Starbucks, a sleepover, or a trip to the movies.

We would go on spontaneous trips to the local ice cream shop (for us, it was Twistee Treat) far too often for our own good. We spent so many summer days at theme parks, followed by sleepovers that consisted of painting each other's nails, baking break-and-bake cookies, and falling asleep in the middle of 'Men in Black.'

Now, we attend rival universities. The stories we share involve names and places foreign to the other. We each have friends that know us apart from one another. Some days, we hardly get a moment to talk, other than sending funny memes back and forth through Instagram.

Though it may seem like being away at rival schools would hurt our friendship, I think it's only made us closer.

When I come to visit you (or you visit me), we always make the most of our time, knowing that it's limited. We often do the same things we would've done at home, but in new locations, which makes it even more fun. Sometimes, I wish we would've chosen the same school- because having your best friend with you, sharing new experiences is always better than not- but I know we're each happy where we are. We're making new friends and new memories, which makes for new stories to share with one another.

I know that I can share anything with you without fear of judgment, and I think you know the same.

Even though we can't just stop by unannounced anymore, planning weekend trips to visit one another is still really fun.

Sure, we go to rival universities and we will never agree on whose school is superior, but in the grand scheme, it doesn't even matter. Your school is extremely lucky to have you and in my eyes, you are what makes it great.

No matter the distance, no matter how strong the rivalry between our schools, you will always be my best friend and the memories we've cultivated throughout our friendship will never be forgotten. I can't promise I'll wear your school colors again (that was a one-time thing and does not diminish my love and respect for my school!), but I can promise that you'll always have a friend in me.

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