Dear College Best Friend For Life

Dear College Best Friend For Life

To my mental breakdown buddy, my inspiration, and my future maid of honor.


Dear My College Best Friend For Life,

If anyone has ever seen us walk down the street, we're probably either laughing, crying, or showing each other a meme on one of our phones. We're obnoxious, emotional, and definitely crazier than your average pair of best friends. However, I wouldn't change it for the world.

I am so incredibly lucky to have already found my person at college, especially when I was so nervous that nobody else would understand my ridiculous jokes and Chipotle addiction. In the span of four months, you have become my rock, the person I run to for everything. And simply put, there's just no one who could ever take your spot.

Although we fight like a married couple, I know you care about my wellbeing and are looking out for me.

When you yell at me to not text my ex at 1 a.m, I know you're trying to save me from a disaster. Even when I make a mistake and seem like I hate you, I don't. I just hate you because how in the world can you always be right? Although you might also make mistakes as well, I'll always call you out on it and make sure that we're being healthy in every way possible. Everyone knows that your honest friend is the one who cares the most, and you are brutally honest.

There are so many inside jokes and laughs we've shared that I'll cherish forever.

Nothing's better than getting a text from you at 2 p.m. to tell me you can't stop thinking about the Bee Movie script. You are incredibly funny and we just so happen to have the same sense of humor where we just laugh at every single thing that happens to us. Our lives are the biggest jokes ever, and there's no one else I could imagine laughing about it with. Even when it seems like my life is falling apart, you're always there to make some inappropriate joke to add to our quote list.

You are my inspiration in many different forms.

When I tell you that your dedication to school, your love for people you care about and your fashion style inspire me to want to be a better person, I mean it. There's no one else who would be down to go to Bird Library with me and study until the sun rises. You motivate me all the time and remind me that even when there are hardships, there will be good things coming soon after.

You have always been there for me.

You made going through the rough patches easier. There's nothing like a deep talk at 2 a.m that makes me feel less alone. You have heard my cry, seen me break down, and accepted me for who I am regardless. Listening to me speak about my heartbreaks must've been a bore, but you always kept your ears open and gave me the honest advice.

With all the hardships you've been put through, you should be in a mental ward right now. But, somehow, you manage to get through it and come out the other end smiling.

With your ex-boyfriend living a floor below you, you have somehow managed to deal with it better than I ever could. Despite all the ups and downs you've also had with schoolwork, you stay on track and focused on your goal, and once you're dedicated, you don't quit until it's yours. Although we both have about one mental breakdown a week, you always wipe the tears right after and push through it.

There are so many adventures to go on and I can't wait to share that with you.

These next four years are going to be crazy, and knowing that I have you to conquer all of this with makes me anticipate it more. Here's to more Chipotle runs, more Bird Library nights, and more espresso shots that might make us go into a-fib.

Life would not be the same without you. Thanks for being my emotional tether these past few months. One day, I'll be standing at your wedding, talking about all the crazy things we did in college, and I hope your future husband doesn't divorce you right then and there. Let's get this bread.

Love always,

Your Absolutely Insane Best Friend

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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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Shoutout To My Parents For Giving Me My Best Friend In The Form Of A Younger Brother

He's not as bad as I first anticipated.


This is a story about my best friend.

I was lucky enough to have a built-in bestie from the day he came home with my parents and I immediately questioned who they stole the "creature" from.

My brother's name is Andrew and he and I have always had a catty but close relationship, which has developed into something I wouldn't trade for the world.

When we were younger we were the most jocular kids you could find and spent our days running around with our school friends shooting each other with nerf guns, hiding in every corner to leap out and give the other a heart attack.

We would hang out for hours until someone antagonized the other (Andrew was always the trouble maker) and yelled for our mom to intervene, or took out our ager by practicing our yellow belt karate skills on each other until our fake punches got to be too much and we would die laughing.

I never realized how special my relationship with my brother was until I heard how my friends talked out their siblings. My friends would endlessly complain about how much they hated their brother or sister and wished they were never born; and me, being who I am, would be shocked that they used the h-word, and tell them that they must still love them which they would relentlessly deny.

Seeing these failing relationships taught me to cherish what my brother and I have, and that is honestly the most important responsibility, and gift, I could've ever been given.

Looking back, the best childhood memories I have include him, and I wouldn't have it any other way. From founding the science club (his closet that we would do experiments in, and give our friends golf balls with their name on it as a key), to sledding down a three-foot hill in our neighbor's backyard for hours, to surfing and boogie boarding until we turned to prunes, to the endless games of HORSE we played (I don't understand how I'm still terrible at basketball), he's been with me.

Since then, our relationship has blossomed into much more than snow wrestling and movie binging; now as an adult, coming home from college is the most stress relieving and exciting time, because I know I get to hang out with my brother and talk about the most obscure things until he makes me get out of his room (because teenage angst, you know!!).

Thankfully, the required familial love has turned into a never-ending love for my best friend and little brother, and I can't wait to keep growing up side by side and to see what the world has in store for us.

ANDDDD HE'S 17 (as of the 15th)

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