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To The Friend I Was Destined To Meet In College

We've formed a bond that will last us a lifetime.

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To My College Best Friend,

I think we were destined to meet. I know neither one of us are all that religious, but it feels like fate. Who knew that the East Carolina University roommate dating website could have done something so amazing. I remember finding your profile on there and just thinking, "this is my roommate". We talked for a month before finally meeting.

We've only had a few awkward moments between us. Once when we first met and were trying to gauge what kinds of people we were and once when we first moved in to try and figure out the new dynamic we were creating. Every other moment has been one of the greatest of my life. We laugh together. We cry together. We sing together. And we act like idiots together. It's a little weird how similar we are, but we've never questioned it.

We are the same, you and I. We subconsciously connect on a level that confuses all of the rest of our friends. We can have entire conversations in one look. We have hundreds of inside jokes already and we've known each other for less than a year. We've formed a bond that will last us a lifetime.

There are some things I want to share with you, and I'll try to be brief because it's mushy and heartfelt. Nyah, when I look at you I see a soul so brave and strong that nothing could possibly crush you. You have been through so much and for someone so young it pains me to see, but you carry that weight on your shoulders like a soldier going to war. You are the sweetest and kindest person I have ever had the good fortune of meeting and you make my days shine brighter by just being in my presence. I know the sky's look dark and dangerous, but you need to know that you can defeat the darkness. I hope you know that I will forever and always be by your side, whatever you need me to do, I'll do it no questions asked.

As I write this, sitting across the room from you, I don't see the broken girl you say you are. I see someone who has been hurt, and still hurts, pulling the pieces together and taking the world by storm. I see such strength and power just waiting to be unlocked. I see you, the real you. I see the little things that make you who you are. We've only known each other for a little over 6 months and I already feel like I've known you my whole life.

Thank you for being yourself and loving me completely. My heart is full of love for you and I will forever be a sister to you. You are my family now and as such I will always be here to protect you.

Forever and Always,

Paige

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13 Thoughts We've All Had While Living In A Dorm

I can't remember what a normal shower feels like.
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1. "I'm starving but there's nothing to eat and I don't want to walk to the dining hall."

2. "I can't remember what a normal shower feels like."

3. "I bet I could go another whole week without doing laundry."


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4. "I don't remember what I feels like to be rested."


5. "My neighbors are soooo annoying."


6. *tries unconventional ways to create more space*


7. "What's that smell?"


8. "I don't even know how to start cleaning up this room."


9. "I'm ready for a shower that doesn't have other people's hair stuck to the wall."

10. *sees someone taking up three different washing machines*

11. Having friends over in the dorm:


12. "Everyone in my dorm is sick so I'm probably next."

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Four Quarters Will Always Be Better Than Ten Dimes, And I'm Not Talking About Spare Change

Quality over quantity any damn day.

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"You would rather have four quarters than 10 dimes, 20 nickels, or 100 pennies," is a phrase that at first glance would seem to just be about money. But it actually contains a deeper meaning that could definitely serve as good advice when it comes to the friendships you have in your life.

As an ambivert, I have always found myself happier when I surrounded myself with a large group of friends. It gives you a sense of belonging, something that is a proven innate human desire. Having large groups can be fun, but they also equally have the chance of being toxic for you. There's no point in surrounding yourself with individuals if, at the end of the day, they don't make you happy. Often times you'll hang out with people just because you crave company, but not THEIR company. There is a very important distinction.

Don't let your loneliness or your desire for more friends allow you to be consumed into toxic friendships. Because I have been there and done that. Many times. It's not a fun experience. It took me time to learn, but I have learned the valuable lesson of less being more. When you eliminate extraneous beings from your life, you have more time to focus on your more important relationships and the most crucial one of all, the one you have with yourself.

I am very blessed to say that people that I am close to in my life genuinely care for me and my happiness because this was not always the case. It takes a lot of trial and error, and also greatly impacts your mental health, but finding the right friend group for you is definitely life-changing.

Choose your friends wisely, you don't want a wallet full of useless change.

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