best friends
Start writing a post
Relationships

Lessons I've Learned From My Best Friends

I wouldn't trade them for the world.

109
Lessons I've Learned From My Best Friends
Samantha Webne

Growing up with the same exact people for a decade and a half, it's hard not to notice specific characteristics of each person. Specifically, each and every one of my best friends brings something special and valuable to our friend group. I have learned so much about life from these amazing people and can't thank them enough for making me who I am.

1. Anna

No matter how shitty my minute, hour, day, week, month, or year was, Anna always, always, always makes me see the good in absolutely everything. Something could be going so wrong and Anna is the one person who always sees the glass half full and reassures me that everything will be okay. She radiates a positive outlook and will forever be the sunshine of my life, and she always makes me remember that every day, is a good day to have a good day.

2. Evie

Although it may be cringy for me to say, Evie truly is my partner in crime. We are two peas in a pod, and whenever I'm struggling with anything, Evie is always there with the best advice and will drop anything and everything to help me through whatever it is, big or small. She is quite possibly the funniest and craziest girl that I know, but I wouldn't want her any other way. Some of my best memories were made with Evie and I will cherish her friendship forever. She forces me to try new things, enjoy life, and that laughter really is the best medicine.

3. Lauren

Between tennis, cheerleading, lacrosse, student council, schoolwork, school musicals, tutoring, babysitting, working, and having a social life, I don't know how Lauren did it all in high school. Her work ethic is something that I will always be envious of. While I was complaining about my stress level with one or two extracurriculars and of course, my homework, Lauren would go from one activity to the next and she never wanted to give up. She is the most determined person that I know, and I will always look up to her for how hardworking she is.

4. Mary

Mary may be my weirdest friend, but it's a good weird. She makes me laugh every single time that I'm with her, until my stomach hurts, and isn't afraid to not act her age every once in a while. I know Mary is always up for doing something fun, maybe even borderline dumb, but I always have the best time with her. She is so genuine and doesn't let anyone influence her likes and dislikes, and I think that is really hard to come across. If I could, I would give you all of the "squishy things" (your favorite) in the world, Mary.

5. Abby

Now although her attitude may be a little much sometimes, meaning her sassiness, Abby is still one of my best friends, and I put up with her antics because I love her so, so much. Sometimes, her stubbornness is a bit much, but the more I take a step back and analyze it, I respect her for being so sure of herself, and not letting anyone change her mind on what she is sure of. In a way, Abby is sometimes the "mom" of my friend group, always calling any of us out on any stupid ideas and reassuring us when she knows we are capable of doing something, but we just can't see it yet. I wish I was as sure of myself as Abby is, and although her stubbornness sometimes drives me up the wall, I love her for being so sure of herself. I think she's pretty awesome for that.

Anna, Evie, Lauren, Mary, and Abby, thank you for being the best friends in the entire world and making me who I am. I would be lost without you guys.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

42547
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

116679
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments