An Open Letter To All My College Friends

An Open Letter To All My College Friends

We're the B's from 413, no one can replace us
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Let me just start by saying thank you, I would never have gotten through this year without you all. Whether you are my best friend, significant other, or just another person I see every day, thank you-you made the difference.

Freshman year of college is never easy for anyone, but I would never have made it through without you guys. I know that if I never met some of you during the summer before our first semester I would never have made it through. Not only was I starting college, but I moved to a new place with all new people with no one coming from the same school as me. I felt as if I had nothing in common since so many people already knew each other and had their roommates picked out, and friend groups already determined. However, you guys were there for me and brought me in when I felt no one else would. In the crazy heat that we had that first week during FASTRAK, you guys were there for me and we even shared a dorm room with an AC even though we barely knew each other.

Once the semester started, everything clicked. We were a group to be reckoned with; we felt that no one could beat us and that we were invincible. Honestly, I felt like we had the perfect group. Even though we have our ups and downs, and individual issues, we are always there to pick each other up. I love you guys more than anything, you made college a fun experience where I wanted to wake up every day and be with you guys.

The only downfall was that I left, I transferred colleges after this semester. I don't see y'all every day, but you are still there for me like I do. When I transferred, I never thought that I could replace or even find another friend. First off, I didn't want to replace my old friends, but I knew I needed someone to talk to. Whoever thought that it would be a random girl I met an event the semester before and also my roommates? You guys became everything. Not only did my new friend have classes with me, but she happened to only live upstairs from me [we had the exact same room, but one floor up]. As time passed, we became best friends, for the most part, we did everything together. I love you, you made transferring easier for me and I appreciate everything you've done. Not only did you help me prepare for our class, but you sat down and helped me write papers, and aside from schoolwork would come to my dorm and take a nap with me when no one was around and we both wanted to watch TV. Thank you.

Finally, my roommates. I've officially had five roommates during my freshman year. To my ones from my first college, thank you for putting up with my nonsense and being there for me. However, the real roommate love came this semester. You girls are the best. We may not have always got along, but I love you guys. You are the real MVP. You guys were there for me and helped me through EVERYTHING; I can't ever repay you guys for anything. From our midnight Wal-Mart runs or stealing cups from the dining hall, or even our cleaning parties. What other room could make cleaning fun like us? No one. We are the B's from 413, and no one can ever replace us and the random twerking moments, or the everyday attempts at cooking. Even though we won't be dorming together next semester, I just need to thank you all and just tell you girls that I love you.

My freshman year has been one that will never be forgotten and it is all thanks to you guys. Whether you sat with me one day at lunch, or even just talked to me in class, you made the difference you made my college experience. I can never relive the late nights spent in the lounge at either college, where I got to know people more, or just sat there till the sun came out. My freshman year memories will never be forgotten. I will never forget my first nights, last summer, where every person sat in the kitchens all night because it was too hot to sleep and it was all so new that we couldn't even sleep. There aren't enough words to thank everyone, but I can try. Thank you all for a great year, I can't wait for many more. It's been real, "Ayyyyyyyyyyye" - my roommate.

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

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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.

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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.


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