8 Reasons To Celebrate Your Besties Every Single Day, Not Just For Galentine's

8 Reasons To Celebrate Your Besties Every Single Day, Not Just For Galentine's

Lots of love for my favorite ladies.

February 14th has come and passed, a day in which most of us show a little extra love to the special someone in our lives. Of course, as Valentine’s Day is loved by many, it is also widely hated (hence the phrase “Single Awareness Day”).

Interestingly enough, I also happened to find that many people were taking the time to celebrate “Galentine’s Day” to show a little extra love to their best of girlfriends on February 13th.

Looking back, I was never a big fan of the whole “Galentine’s Day” ordeal. As much as I love a fun night out with my friends, I never understood the concept of taking an entire day to celebrate them. Yet, as I thought more about it, I started to realize that I do not know what I would do without my best friends and the constant love and support they provide me with, not to mention the hilarious moments and incriminating Snapchat memories that we share.

In honor of “Galentine’s Day” and the wonderful ladies in our lives, we must recognize the reasons to show love to our besties not only on February 13th but throughout the entire year.

1. They're always there for you in an emergency.

Whether you need to cry, complain, update them on the latest gossip, or simply just want to talk, you know they're only a phone call away... or a car ride away, depending on the level of dedication.

2. Because let's be real, who else can you call at 2 AM to talk you out of a stupid endeavor?

You said you were staying in tonight, remember? YOU SAID YOU WERE STAYING IN!

3. But don't forget, if you want something badly enough, they will also be the first to support said stupid endeavor.

Clearly, we know you shouldn't, but if you must go out tonight, know that we still love you.

4. They will never judge you.

You know that you could easily show up to your best friend’s house to rant about anything and everything at a moment's notice.

5. They're willing to help you take your latest Instagram post.

Or be in it with you, because who else would you rather post with?

6. They're always down for a night out.

"We're going to this party tonight. Be ready by nine."

7. ...Or a night in.

“Forget it, sounds lame. I already called Domino’s and they’re delivering to the front door. Be there in 20!”

8. You simply get one another.

Whatever it may be, you’re best friends for a reason

You think alike, have the same ridiculous sense of humor, and overall, love spending time with together. It’s like it was meant to be.

Cover Image Credit: Gina Brennan

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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An Open Letter To My College Freshman Roommate

Be sure to send this to your college freshmen roommate if you love them as much as I love mine!


Dear College Freshmen Roommate,

To be honest, my first impression of you was a quiet, shy private catholic school girl. (Wow, this couldn't have been the farthest thing from the truth)! I remember walking behind you and your boyfriend on the way to the bars on our very first night of Summer B. I kept thinking how much you didn't like me because you didn't say hi to me. Little did I know, after admitting to each other our unfortunate first impressions of each other years later, you were just being cognizant of me because you thought I was a real-life version of Regina George from Mean Girls. It turns out you weren't the shy, private school girl I thought you were and I definitely wasn't as cool as Regina George after all.

Lexi Garber

It didn't take much time for us to become best friends. You had me at "So, do you know what a mountain melt is from Ale House?" After this day, I knew we were going to be lifelong friends and celebrate our passion for carbs, fast food, and sugar together. You make friendship seem so easy. You're always down to study whenever, leave the library whenever, and most importantly, get Chick-Fil-A no matter what our budget is or how broke we are. You always pick up the phone and support all the bad decisions I make. You ALWAYS figure out all my Wordscape puzzles for me and support my real life Candy Crush addiction.

Lexi Garber

I realize that you give me a slice of home when my mom doesn't answer the phone. I love that we always get to talk about our high school memories together because every story is a new and exciting one for both of us. Sometimes I'm happy we met in college because we would have caused way too much trouble in high school together. Besides, I get to hear about how much of an awesome volleyball player you were and I tell you about crazy my lacrosse years. Although, I will say how much it sucks when we go home for summer and winter break because I do get major separation anxiety!

Lexi Garber

When we go out, you know we're requesting ALL Luke Combs songs and sing until our voices are gone. Whether it be going out to the club, binge-eating, studying at the library, watching the Bachelor in your apartment, going to football tailgates or watching baseball games together, we are ALWAYS laughing. You have this amazing brightness and you only radiate positivity and happiness. I can't wait to see what the rest of college has in store for us. I feel so grateful that I got the chance to meet you and call you one of my true, lifelong best friends. I love you to Infinity (the place where it all began) and Back!


Lexi Garber

Forever and Always,

your college freshmen roommate

Lexi Garber

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