​To My Childhood Best Friend Thought Of As A Sister, Now That We're Old AF

​To My Childhood Best Friend Thought Of As A Sister, Now That We're Old AF

Growing is a part of life, sometimes it sucks.
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First of all, I miss you. I'm sure you know. I miss everything.

You know the nights we stayed up late just talking. Those nights where one of us would fall asleep while the other kept on talking. I miss those nights. I miss the conversations we had about life. Conversations about everything we were going through without the judgement. But I don’t know if I’ll ever get those nights back. I don’t know if we’ll have our taco bell dates, loving the same people, and singing loudly to show tunes in the car on our way to god knows where.

This isn’t something that is to pass blame on someone. It’s a part of life. It’s something that I will always cherish even though we both have grown up and moved on. Life happens and I’m not mad about it. I moved away. I got into tough situations that I constantly complained about. You moved on and succeeded far beyond me. None of this I resent.

I just want you to know that our distance has nothing to do with you. I pushed you away. I needed to grow up and for some reason I believed that you deserved better. So I let you get a better best friend. I didn't lose. You didn't lose. You are an amazing friend and everyone needs a freind like you to uplift them and be positive and beautiful.

I have several sisters and I considered you one of them as well. Where you could walk into my house and no one would question it. Whenever I would come home from school and you would come over right away. You were like family and my family loved you. I loved you.

But, again, life happens. We get separated. We change our personality and qualities.

I’m so lucky that I got to spend my last years at home with you. I’m so lucky that I could live that part of my life with you. It gave me confidence to move to college. To get all my frustrations out and be okay. You put up with all my shit and I am forever grateful.

I cannot wait to see your future. I know you have great things in store for you and I cannot wait to find out what they are. I’ll always miss you and those high school days.

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To The Grandmothers Who Made Us The Women We Are Today

Sincerely, the loving granddaughters.
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The relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter is something so uniquely special and something to be treasured forever.

Your grandma loves you like you are her own daughter and adores you no matter what. She is the first person you run to when you have a problem with your parents and she never fails to grace you with the most comforting advice.

She may be guilty of spoiling you rotten but still makes sure to stress the importance of being thankful and kind.

Your grandma has most likely lived through every obstacle that you are experiencing now as a young adult and always knows just exactly what to say.

She grew up in another generation where things were probably much harder for young women than they are today.

She is a walking example of perseverance, strength, and grace who you aim to be like someday.

Your grandma teaches you the lessons she had to learn the hard way because she does not want you to make the same mistakes she did when she was growing up.

Her hugs never fail to warm your heart, her smile never fails to make you smile, and her laugh never fails to brighten your day.

She inspires you to be the best version of yourself that you can be.

You only hope that one day you can be the mother and grandmother she was to you.

A piece of girl’s heart will forever belong to her grandma that no one could ever replace.

She is the matriarch of your family and is the glue that holds you all together.

Grandmothers play such an important role in helping their granddaughters to grow into strong, intelligent, kind women.

She teaches you how to love and how to forgive.

Without the unconditional love of your grandma, you would not be the woman you are today.

To all of the grandmothers out there, thank you for being you.

Sincerely,

the loving granddaughters

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18 Things You Know To Be True If You Are A Dancer

#Dancerproblems.

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It's the night before my first dance competition of the season, so of course I'm going to write about dance. Without further ado here are 26 of the most common things you know if like me, you are a dancer.

1. You are constantly choreographing dances in your head.

It doesn't matter what song you are jamming out to, without fail, you find yourself choreographing dances, even at 2:00 AM.

2. You always find a way to practice your solos or dances for competition.

Even if you have a small space to work with, NOTHING, and I mean absolutely nothing will stop you from practicing.

3. You are constantly trying to better your technique.

All day, every day, it doesn't matter if you're working on turn combinations or bettering your tap technique, not a day goes by that you don't work on it.

4. You have a "dance drawer" in your dresser.

Leotards, tights, and booty shorts, oh my!

5. The studio is like your second home and your team is like your second family.

There's really no explanation needed.

6. You feel like you never get enough time in the studio.

Because there's no such thing as "too much dance"

7. Your weekends always consist of a dance private

Literally almost every weekend

8. You're not embarrassed about going out in public while wearing dance clothes.

And you don't care if people look at you funny for wearing your leotard and company jacket to a restaurant.

9. Your company jacket is your jacket of choice.

You've gotta represent your studio, plus it's sooo comfortable.

10. Forget the holidays, competition season is the most wonderful time of the year.

I love competition season so much!

11. You're always losing bobby pins.

Gotta love those sock buns that take you literally 15 minutes to do, and the ridiculous amount of bobby pins that you use just so your bun can stay in tact.

12. You have regular earrings and then you have dance competition earrings.

Those big sparkly earrings are always fun to wear.

13. Your Instagram explore page is full of videos of other dancers.

What can I say, I just love dance.

14. The phrase "I can't, I have dance" is one you say all the time

I apologize to all of my friends and family who I try to make plans with but can't follow through because of dance privates.

15. The same goes for "5, 6, 7, 8"

I am so guilty of this one.

16. People ask you if what you do is like what they watch on "Dance Moms"

And you reply with "Sort of, but not exactly"

17. Sometimes you just randomly strike a dance pose.

For me, it has always been , and always will be an arabesque.

18. Your mom is the best dance mom ever, and you dad is the best dance dad ever.

They honestly are, I couldn't do any of this without my wonderful parents and am so thankful that they continue to support me in doing something that I absolutely love.

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