To My College BFF, As She Starts A New Chapter In Her Life

To My College BFF, As She Starts A New Chapter In Her Life

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To Liz: my homegirl, my first college best friend, and the best dog petter.

I love you so much.

I miss you so much.

And I'm so sad that you won't be returning to West Chester U.

There's a lot of things I wish I said while we were still roommates. There's a lot of things I wish I could say now that we aren't. It took me a while to process that I won't see you on campus anymore. We won't have our late night laughs about memes online or write on our whiteboard calendars when the therapy dogs come to Sykes. We won't get both Starbucks AND Chick-fil-A just to survive studying chemistry in the library. We'll never freak out when there's a bug in our room or live in 114 again. And yeah, that sucks really bad that we won't have those experiences again. But that doesn't mean you can get rid of me that easily. (Besides, I already have you listed as a bridesmaid.) And although coordinating our summer schedules have been tricky, I know we'll work it out and have the best kickass weekend ever.

I wish I said how much I appreciated you. I can't tell you how much I appreciated your help with chem (even though neither of us really knew what we were doing).

I wish I said that I'm sorry. My side of the room was always a mess and I filled our fridge with too much of my stuff. I really don't know how you dealt with me.

I wish I told you how much you meant to me. You were my first real true friend at West Chester and true friend for life. I remember reading a quote online that said to meet your bridesmaids in college, not your husband. And boy did I strike gold meeting you. My sophomore year and all the highlights wouldn't have been the same with you. You are my best friend for life.

I know choosing not to come back to West Chester U was a really hard decision for you to make. I know things for you and your family haven't been easy lately. But I also know that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to and you're great at everything. So although this situation isn't ideal in your eyes, you can do this and I am so proud of you. So unbelievably proud.

Come down to West Chester whenever you want and I'll make sure to have that swirl bread in the freezer for you.

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Emily Skane

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You came out of nowhere and changed my life for the better.

“It's so amazing when someone comes to your life and you expect nothing out of it, but suddenly, there right in front of you is everything you ever need."


Dear Unexpected Best Friend,

You were the person I never thought I would speak to and now you are my very best friend. You came out of nowhere and changed my life for the better. I can't thank you enough for everything you have done to shape me into the person I am today. You've taught me what it means to be selfless, caring, patient, and, more importantly, adventurous.

You don't realize how much better my life has become and all because you came out of nowhere. I didn't see you coming. I just saw you on occasion, and now I can't see my life without you in it. It's funny how life works itself out like that. Our unexpected friendship filled a hole in my life that I didn't know existed.

I don't even remember what life was like before you came along; it most likely had a lot less laughter and spontaneity than it does today. I can call you about anything and you would drop whatever you're doing to help me in any situation. You know when I need encouragement. You know when I am at my best and when I am at my worst. You always know exactly what to say.

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I couldn't have found a better friend than you if I tried. We balance each other out in the best way possible. You are most definitely the yin to my yang, and I don't care how cliché that sounds. Because of you, I've learned to stop caring what people think and to do my own thing regardless of any backlash I might receive. You are my very favorite part of what makes me who I am to this day.

It's as if I wished up a best friend, and poof — you appeared right in front of me. I am so beyond blessed to have you and I wouldn't trade the world for all our memories. Thanks for coming out of nowhere.

Love you forever and a day.

Cover Image Credit: Lauren Medders

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10 Fun Things You Should Do With Your College Friends Before Summer

Before your friend from New York heads back home, grab her and enjoy her company while you can.



1. Go on a shopping spree for summer clothes

2. Try out a new restaurant

3. Get matching tattoos (or henna if this is too extreme)

4. Get piercings together

5. Go bowling with a group of friends

6. Go skydiving

7. Go explore a zoo

8. Go on a hiking trail

9. Plan out a weekend to meet over the summer

10. P-A-R-T-Y!!

In college, you meet people from all over the world. Though when you become best friends with those people it is hard to say goodbye when the college year ends. Hopefully, these ideas will help you say goodbye easier (it will definitely be hard but at least you have these memories to hold on too)!


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