4 Reasons Having A Long Distance BFF Is The Best

4 Reasons Having A Long Distance BFF Is The Best

Although there are miles between us, she will always be my best friend.

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When I started college there were so many things that I was excited for. For the most part, I was excited to finally leave my small town and be apart of a bigger, more open-minded community.

When I announced where I would be attending school, everyone from teachers to random people at the place I worked gave me advice on how to handle the transition. No one's advice ever prepared me for leaving my best friend, and living miles apart from her.

It's hard having a long distance best friend. The distance can be a huge obstacle. However, if you can overcome the miles between you, having a long distance BFF is actually the best. Having a long distance best friend is the best, and I would not ask for it any other way.

1. You Talk All The Time

Actual footage of me on the phone with my friend

I can't tell you how excited I get when I see my best friends name pop up on my phone. It might seem strange, but since my best friend and I have moved farther away from each other, we talk more. We make sure we talk to each other every day about all the crazy things that are happening in our lives.

2. When You Finally See Each Other, Your Hangouts Are Awesome

They get pretty lit.

One of the best parts about having a long distance best friend is your hangouts are an awesome time. Your hangouts consist of shopping trips and showing each other the best places in town. These hangouts are so meaningful because you don't know when you will see each other face to face again.

3. You Always Have A Shoulder To Cry On

It can be hard when everything seems to be going terribly for you. Whether you and your friends from school are fighting or you got a bad grade on your final your long distance BFF will always be there for you. She is the best person to give advice because she will comfort you, but also call you out when you are wrong.

4. You Know They'll Always Be There For You

Many of us are friends by chance, not by choice. We are friends with the people who we live with, or who we have classes with. Your long distance best friend and you have overcome the hardest part, the distance. This means you can get through anything together. No matter what, whether you are five miles a part or thousands you two will always be there for each other.

Never freak out about leaving your best friend, long distance best friends are the best. You guys will be just fine.

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“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."

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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.

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

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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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