To The Friend Who Came At The Right Time, Thank You

To The Friend Who Came At The Right Time, Thank You

You mean so much to me, you have no idea.

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To the friend who came at the right time,

I was really nervous about making friends when I left my last college. Yes, I had a few people that I knew at my new school, but there was no one that I really knew in my major. All of my friends were at my last college or in different states. I didn't expect God to place you in my life right away, but I'm so glad that he did. It took a few weeks for me to make friends, but eventually, I did and it was worth the wait.

We met at an event for my major and I knew right then and there that I was in trouble... just kidding. But, after meeting you at that event we immediately clicked and, thankfully, ended up having quite a few classes together. You came into my life at exactly the right time. I had a rough experience at my last college and I was slowly healing and learning how to trust others again but eventually, I did.

I opened up to you about my past, and you told me about yours. We became very close and I'm so grateful for that. Thank you for putting up with me, I know I'm a mess but you handle easily because you're a mess too. Thank you for always letting me vent. Life can be hard sometimes but I'm forever thankful that if something bad occurs, you're always there for me and I will always be there for you.

Thank you for procrastinating and causing trouble with me. Thank you for the various classes we have and have had together, the projects we did together, Walmart trip, and staying at school to get stuff done with me. Thank you for asking if I wanted to do homework, for being kind and tolerating the snaps of my dog and cats haha.

You're such a strong person. You're very sarcastic, funny, kind, and truly a one of a kind person. Thank you for giving me advice when I need it. I'm always here if you need advice or want to gossip about someone who annoyed you at work.

Thank you for teaching me that it's OK to let people in. I built up a wall and didn't necessarily like letting people in, but you came in with a bulldozer and knocked that wall down. I can't thank you enough for that.

You're a wonderful person and here's to many more nights of procrastination and adventures to come.

Love you lots,

H

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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To My Long-Distance Best Friend, We Might Be 7,811 Miles Apart, But Our Friendship Only Gets Stronger

It breaks my heart that I cannot be around for your birthdays or to celebrate your achievements. But I'm so proud of every milestone you achieve. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and the person you are becoming.

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To my best friend,

It has been 270 days since I last met you and 206 more days until I meet you again. People say that time flies by quickly, but these have been the most difficult days that seemed to drag on forever. Five years ago when you were sitting next to me on the first day of our sociology class, I had no idea we would end up being best friends. From sharing my mother's parathas during lunch breaks to the countless sleepovers, I will never forget all the memories we created throughout high school.

I vividly remember the day I told you I would be studying abroad. You were so happy and proud of me for pursuing my dreams but also upset that we wouldn't be seeing each other every now and then. I was worried if our friendship would even last. But we have spent almost two years away from each other and our friendship only seems to get stronger.

I'm so grateful to technology for allowing us to be in touch all the time. My day doesn't feel complete if I do not receive a text from you. I know we do not video call often because of how busy our schedules are (another reason being time zones suck and I cannot do the math), but always know that I am there for you. It breaks my heart that I cannot be around for your birthdays or to celebrate your achievements. But I'm so proud of every milestone you achieve. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and the person you are becoming.

We have both had some terrible friendship experiences in our past before we met each other that have completely broken our faith in friendships. But know that you can always count on me and that I will never leave your side. Know that I will always set an alarm early in the morning just to video call you. Know that I will always be there for you (even if I'm not physically present around you). Know that you will always be the first person I share everything with.

I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Thank you for encouraging me to make new friends at college. Thank you for always being there during my failures and reminding me that it's not the end of the world and that more opportunities will come my way. Thank you for being there during my successes and being my number one cheerleader. Thank you for always reminding me to love myself. You not only have a special place in my heart but also have a special place in my family. My mother and sister are not only glad that I have a best friend like you but also adore you so much. It is impossible to imagine a life without you.

I cannot wait for more butter chicken sleepover dates in December!

Lots of love,

Your best friend.

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