A Letter To My Best Friend
Start writing a post

A Letter To My Best Friend

I don't know what I'd do without you!

A Letter To My Best Friend
Alaina Pierson

To my best friend, Devon,

I can't believe we became best friends this year. It's been a whirlwind with you, and I couldn't be more thankful to go through life with you by my side. I can't put a finger on when we became close, but all I know is my college experience wouldn't be the same without you in it. It's crazy how much one person can impact your life.

From the first moment we met, I knew you were special. We were just fellow pledge class members in Alpha Omicron Pi, nothing more. Something in me knew I had to become friends with you. I liked how genuine, honest, and authentic you were. Little did I know we would become friends that next fall.

I never had a best friend growing up, so I never thought I'd be fortunate enough to have one. Luckily, life works in mysterious ways, and we found each other. You're more than my best friend, you're the sister I never had. You're my person.

It's strange that we've only known each other for a year - it feels like I've known you my whole life. I can trust you with anything. Whenever I have good news, you're one of the first people that I tell. You keep secrets and never tell a single soul. We know more about each other than we know ourselves.

I don't know what I'd do without the Amy Poehler to my Tina Fey. I can always count on you to make me laugh or be a shoulder to cry on. I love that we can be weirdos together. Nobody understands our quirky inside jokes, but that's what makes them awesome. We are there to build each other up, and pick each other up when needed.

We've made up our own rituals. This usually includes going to each other's houses before having a night out on the town, bringing Cheerios anywhere we go, and catching up on our weeks. Also, bonding over everything and anything. We message each other every day complaining about our daily life, updating each other on how we're doing, and sharing funny stories or videos.

You're the best dance partner, and wing woman. You give the best advice and the greatest hugs. You know how to make people feel welcomed and included. You say it like it is and don't hold back. You're so special, and you don't even know it.

I know you're going to do amazing things in life. Being an OT is a wonderful occupation, and I wish you luck in your future endeavors. I'm going to be there for you every step of the way. You've got a good head on your shoulders and a big heart. Use them to your advantage, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something.

Although we are no longer sisters of AOII, this doesn't change anything about our friendship. I'm so happy that you decided to do something for yourself. It takes guts to do something life-changing in one day. It takes courage to stand up for your well being and not worry about what others think. I hope that you find what makes you happy. I wish I could've done everything in my power to help you enjoy being in AOII, but I know that this is going to make you a stronger person.

You're a wonderful soul, and don't let anyone influence you in believing you're not. You're wise beyond your years. You're beautiful just the way you are. You're an inspiration to me for putting yourself first. Continue to be the loving, caring person that you are. Everything you've dreamed of will come true and more.

No matter where life takes us, you can fall back on me whenever you need to. I can't wait to be best friends for the rest of our lives. I can't wait to see you get married, have kids, or do whatever it is in this world you want to do. I promise to always be a text or a phone call away, no matter how busy I get.

I hope that everyone finds a best friend like Devon. Someone kind, smart, funny, ambitious, and full of life. Someone who always surprises you and puts your happiness above her own. Someone you can depend on; someone who will be there to knock some sense into you when you're being irrational. Someone who always looks on the bright side and makes the lives around her better. A role model to look up to.

I cannot thank you enough for putting up with me and my shenanigans. I couldn't be more thankful that fate chose us to become best friends. I don't know where I'd be right now if it weren't for you.

I love you so much, and I wouldn't want to be best friends with anyone else. I couldn't be luckier to have you in my life and to know you. Anyone would be fortunate to have met you, even if just for a moment. May the world be filled with sunshines just like you.

Thank you for being my best friend.

Love always, your best friend, Alaina

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Olivia White

"The American flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies from the last breath of each solider who died protecting it."

Keep Reading... Show less

Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety in pets is a real thing and recognizing the warning signs is important.


Since March, Covid-19 required most of the world to quarantine in their homes. Majority of people ended up working from home for nearly five months. This meant pet owners were constantly with their pets giving them attention, playing with them, letting them out etc. Therefore, when the world slowly started to open up again and pet owners began returning to normal life work schedules away from the home, pet owners noticed a difference in the way their pet acted. Many pets develop separation anxiety especially during this crazy time when majority people were stuck inside barely leaving the house.

Keep Reading... Show less
Robert Bye on Unsplash

I live by New York City and I am so excited for all of the summer adventures.

Keep Reading... Show less

The invention of photography

The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.


The history of photography is the recount of inventions, scientific discoveries and technical improvements that allowed human beings to capture an image on a photosensitive surface for the first time, using light and certain chemical elements that react with it.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

Exposing Kids To Nature Is The Best Way To Get Their Creative Juices Flowing

Constantly introducing young children to the magical works of nature will further increase the willingness to engage in playful activities as well as broaden their interactions with their peers


Whenever you are feeling low and anxious, just simply GO OUTSIDE and embrace nature! According to a new research study published in Frontiers in Psychology, being connected to nature and physically touching animals and flowers enable children to be happier and altruistic in nature. Not only does nature exert a bountiful force on adults, but it also serves as a therapeutic antidote to children, especially during their developmental years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments