How To Keep Your Friends From High School

How To Keep Your Friends From High School

It can be difficult to keep these friends after you go off to college.

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I recently just went out to lunch with one of my closest friends from High School. The catch here was we hadn't seen each other since high school graduation, yet we still remained friends. Here are some ways that you can keep that long distance friendship that strongest it's ever been.

1. Text!

This might seem so simple, but on the busiest of days at college texting is the last thing on your mind. Take a few minutes out of your day to send out a simple "How are you?". It will make all the difference.

2. Snapchat.

It's so easy to see into their everyday lives this way. And chances are you're already snapping someone from college back, might as well keep your streak with them alive.

3. Comment on their posts.

Leave that little note under their picture to let them know you're thinking of them. Even from a few states away you can give them that confidence boost by letting them know they look cute in that dress.

4. Write letters.

I know extremely old fashioned, but there's nothing more fun in college than getting mail. It's also nice to have those mementos to look back on after college.

5. Call each other.

Sometimes you're walking across campus and you just feel like talking to someone. Every week on my way to different classes I'd call my friends just to see what they were up to and how they were doing.

6. Visit your friends

Plan out weekends where you can go and visit them at their school or vice versa. You get to meet their new friends and see their new home for the next four years.

7. Make plans.

Set a time to meet up when you're both home for break. Make an actual date and time or you will both forget and end up not seeing each other.

8. Tag each other.

Whenever you see something funny on social media that reminds you of your friend, send it to them. Just another way to show them you're thinking of them.

College can be hard, and sometimes your friends from home aren't the first thing on your mind all the time. Stay in touch with them because they have been with you since the beginning.

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A Letter To My Best Friend On Her Birthday

Happy Birthday to the girl I was so lucky have met in this lifetime.
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Hey You,

It is your birthday, and I don't know where to start. There are so many things I'd like to say on your special day that I literally could not fit into this article. So let me start by saying the most obvious thing: You're my best friend. (Duh)

Since the moment you walked into my life, we got along just perfectly. You were like the perfect piece to my puzzle. Not that anything was missing, but you became a part of me and you made me better than I was without you. I know you're probably laughing right now thinking this is super corny. Sure, me too.

One thing that amazes me is your unconditional form of giving. Anytime I need something, you never hesitate to offer and even more. If I happen to have a bad day, you listen to my problems and you reassure me that it will pass. And when I need your shoulder to cry on, you never hesitate to snap me back into reality and tell me to stay strong. You give me so much strength and you've taught me to make this my lifestyle.

Everywhere you go, you light up everyone's day. You really are a sight for sore eyes and you know it. You are thoughtful, compassionate, and your vibes are nothing but happiness. I know you don't have a boyfriend right now, but the day someone is interested in you, they better be damn great. You're the prettiest, the sweetest, the cutest, simply the best and more.

Not only are you the best ear, the best supporter, but you're also my perfect fit for the most important reason: You don't judge me when I say "Whataburger?" at 2 am. Whatever it may be that night; Taco Bell, McDonalds, Canes, your response is always "YAS," and I love you for that. I can't even count how many times we've just sat in the car eating without even talking to each other. It's the best.

We know our deepest fears, our greatest hopes.

I honestly don't know what I'd do if you'd never walked into my life. You've made me a stronger woman, a better me. I don't know how I got so lucky that we ever crossed paths. I guess it was just destiny that decided the perfect moment.

It's been only a year since I met you. That sounds so crazy to admit. Every time we hang up the phone or leave for a class we always say "I love you." That's the kind of friendship everyone hopes for. The sweet, "You're so hot! No, you're hotter! No, you are!" friendship that is mildly annoying, but so great to experience. You are without a doubt the Christina to my Meredith, the Michael Scott to my Dwight Schrute. You're the Elliot to my Olivia, the Poussey to my Tasty.

If I had never met you, I wouldn't be the person I am today.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I am so thankful for your life. Especially on a day like today, we celebrate your life and wish you so many more years to walk this crazy world and sprinkle a little bit of happiness into everyone's life. Thank you for being you, babe. You are my person. Happy birthday to you, special girl. You've changed my life and you inspire me every day.

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To My Best Friend Turned Roommate, From One Froomie To Another

#Froomies for life, am I right?

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Coming into college as a freshman, it can be a little scary not knowing anyone. I was really lonely the first few weeks as I opened up to people and made myself vulnerable to new friendships. A month in, I found myself talking to a random girl before a review session. We immediately hit it off talking about how scared we were for the next exam (a theme that would run deep in our friendship in the years to come) and how we both knew we had to study hard. She invited me to her friend group's review session, and the rest is history.

Newsflash, that girl is now one of my best friends in the entire world and the girl I am lucky enough to call my roommate (Housemate? Apartment mate? All of the above, honestly.). Turns out that it was really out of the ordinary for either of us to talk to a random stranger in a class, so it was clearly fate that we met. So this one is to you, froomie. Thanks for loving me and being the amazing person you are!

Hey Pal,

Yeah, it's me. I may be the sappy one in this friendship, but hear me out. Who knew that when we were little baby freshmen first becoming friends we would end up living in the same tiny apartment with bedrooms literally a foot away from each other. Wild, right?

Well, let me just say that there is no one else I'd rather start this journey of adulthood with. I know I may not know how to cook much, but thanks for being patient with me and helping me out along the way. I haven't given you food poisoning yet, so I guess that's a good start (and honestly, vice versa because chicken can be hard to cook sometimes let's be honest). Here's to many more Kroger runs as we experiment with this thing called "cooking." But, with that said, here's also to nights of delivery because we both know we're too busy to actually cook most nights.

Thanks for staying up way too late with me watching endless YouTube videos while we both avoid our giant pile of homework sitting right in front of us. Who needs to study when we have Hank and John Green to watch on the TV screen? Thanks for listening to me rant and for dealing with my constantly nervous self (there's just so much to worry about I need someone to tell me it's all fine). And thanks for not judging me for all the weird things I do (sometimes chocolate cake just belongs in the fridge, OK?). Speaking of food, I love knowing that I can come home and feast on all the carbs we have in the apartment with you because let's face it, carbs are our main food source.

On the other end, though, thanks for always being my constant source of laughter. After a long day of work and classes, I know I can always look forward to coming home to some classic puns from you. I have never laughed harder with anyone, and I appreciate you for that. Some of my favorites memories are from us simply laying on the couch or my bed together talking about anything and everything until well into the morning hours of the day. And thanks for letting me third wheel phone calls with your boyfriend. Maybe someday I'll have one of my own I also, and you'll be welcome to third wheel our conversations too!

Thanks for taking care of me when I'm sick (which we both know is too often) and always having your first aid kit at the ready. Honestly, who knows what I would do without you and your first aid kit full of medicine, cough drops and everything in between. Thanks for loving hugs just as much as me because we all need hugs in our life. Thanks for always talking me down when I overthink everything and anything but for also making sure I know that my thoughts are valid.

But overall, thanks for just being your amazing self. Thanks for loving me unconditionally and not letting a fight get in the way of the friendship we have formed. Thanks for being selfless and putting my needs in front of your own when you know it's needed. When I need a late night pick-me-up I know exactly who to go to (you always have the perfect YouTube video to watch). Thanks for showing me what it means to be a good friend and for helping me open myself to new thoughts and ideas. You really are a one in a million kind of friend. I couldn't ask for a better walking-to-class buddy, best friend or roommate. Whoever said that rooming with your best friend ruins friendships has clearly never met us. Love you to Spring Street Treats and back again (times 1000) and thanks for being the incredible human that you are.

Love,

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