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.

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Dear Mom, I Hope You Know

I hope you know that I am here for you--until the very end.

Dear Mom,

I hope you know that I appreciate you.

You are the hardest working woman I know, continuously putting your family before yourself. Thank you for doing all of the tedious jobs that no one wants to do like keeping the house in order, cooking the food, and doing the laundry. Thank you for constantly putting up with my siblings and I. Thank you for always supporting us in our interests and hobbies. Thank you for investing in our daily lives and listening to our minor problems. Thank you for always loving us unconditionally.

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I hope you know I'm sorry.

I know I can be a big pain in the butt sometimes, and for that I'm sorry. I'm sorry for yelling at you, arguing with you, not listening to you, and making dumb decisions at times, but thank you for loving me anyways. Thank you for helping me stand back up, teaching me right from wrong, and pushing me to be the very best version of me.

I hope you know your love inspires me.

You live your life with a love that is contagious. Whether its nurturing love, tough love, friendly love, or romantic love, you have it all and you show it daily. The love you and Dad share is something I hope to find one day and the love you have for your family is evident in the way you constantly put us first.

I hope you know that you are my biggest role model and hero.

Ever since I was a little girl, you have been the person I have looked to in my life. You are strong, independent, confident, loving, supportive, and nurturing-- everything I strive to be as a woman and as a future mother. You give the best advice, even when I don't always take it. Though, I should know better by now because mothers always know best. Without you in my life, I honestly don't know where I'd be.

I hope you know that you are my best friend.

Not only are you my biggest cheerleader supporting me in everything I do, you are the person I talk to about everything, whether it's good or bad. I'm honestly so thankful for the relationship we share because I've had countless screwups and you literally give the best advice. Seriously, thank you for being the person I can count on at all times, at any time of the day or even night to just talk with. I mean we really do have some of the best conversations, best laughs, best cries (when needed), and the most fun watching cheesy chick flicks together or going on crazy shopping adventures.

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I hope you know that I am here for you--until the very end.

I don't mean to make you cry or anything -- even though you probably already are, but I want you to know that when the time comes, I'm going to be there for you just like all of these years you've been here for me. I will be there to support you, talk with you, laugh with you, cry with you, and love you for all of my life.

Honestly, I can't really imagine my life without you -- but it doesn't matter because I wouldn't be here without you, so here's to you.

Thank you for being you.

Love you lots!

Your daughter.

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The Roommate Rules

There are a few things you should know before you decide on someone for your roommate, and these rules will save you a lot of time and frustration.


I had heard two common roommate stories before I went to college: either a horror story or a tale of best friends. But honestly, that's not a very accurate depiction of most roommate relationships in college. There were a lot of tips I wish I'd listened to when deciding on a roommate, and I want to share them with you so maybe you can choose your ideal roomie.


It's not worth it, it's not worth it, it's not worth it. Roommate decisions can go well, or they can go very, very bad. It isn't worth ruining your friendship because you want to live together. I promise you will have a better time and enjoy each other if you don't room together.

2. Talk to your roommate before move in

I can't tell you how many people I know that have 4 of everything because they didn't communicate before. It saves you so much money when people have things from home that they're bringing. I brought a tv, my roommate brought a fire-stick, and the other girls brought game consoles. We coordinated on most of the stuff for the common spaces and I'm so glad we did because I ended up spending practically nothing on dorm supplies.

3. Choose your roommate based on HABITS AND NOT COMMON INTERESTS

I cannot stress this topic enough. At the end of the day, you're going to like your roommate so much more if you have alike sleeping and study habits, or ones that compliment each other. If you like to wake up early, find someone who does the same so you don't wake them. If you study late at night in the room, maybe find someone who prefers to study outside of it so you can get some time for yourself. Coordinate times and make sure you give your roommate times to enjoy the room for themselves. It sucks when you can never go to your room and have time to unwind without anyone around. That's something that is helpful for staying mentally healthy and I wish I'd been able to do it more my first semester

4. Respect that is is someone else's room, but also recognize you own it too

At the end of the day, you can't be inconsiderate and loud. You can't have people over constantly, and you can't think that you being there doesn't affect them. If you won't be in the room, let your roommate know so they don't worry, or so they can maybe have someone over if you'll be gone. If someone is sleeping, try to be quiet. But don't feel like you can't compromise either. If you prefer to wake up early and your roommate sleeps in, be quiet, but don't think you have to SLEEP IN. You shouldn't have to change your routine, just be respectful in how you enact it.

You will inevitably have good times and bad times. But if you make sure you get everything you prefer and ow you live out in the open before, it will stop awkward situations in the future. Now go forth, and room!

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