An Open Letter to My Best Friend

An Open Letter to My Best Friend

Now that we have gone off to college, I miss you more than ever.


So it’s been a week since we parted. We actually are only 20 minutes away from each other, but it is the farthest apart we've been since kindergarten. We have been through it all together. From putting bugs on our kindergarten teacher’s chair to scare her, to getting into a car accident in high school, I always knew you would be there when I needed you. You put up with my antics and even when I made you angry, you always came back. You are the only person that I am always laughing with. You are always up for an adventure or a spontaneous concert. You are also the only person I can truly be myself around.

The first class we had together after kindergarten was seventh grade English. We were friendly throughout elementary school but our friendship reached a high as soon as we hit high school. We were in homerooms next to each other and we always carpooled. On the way home from school on the first day of freshman year, you told me all about your locker problems. Two weeks after school started, you transferred high schools. I did not know anyone else at my school, and thought this was the end of the world. I know now that it was not even close. With that separation we remained closer than ever. We still did everything together.

When I finally got my license, I could not wait to go on our adventures. We went absolutely everywhere. Our summer nights consisted of trips to the local ice cream shops and bringing dinner to the beach. It never mattered if it was a school night or the night before AP exams; we were all over the place. We would drive all the way to Friendly’s in the snow just to get ice cream because all of the local shops were closed for the season. We would spend the day just wandering around and discovering the hidden gems of our hometown. We found a drawstring bridge across a marsh with trails and we would take artsy pictures. We spent one New Year’s Eve in Boston at the aquarium and ice skating. The following year we just ended up at our local fish hatchery because why not? I honestly cannot even begin to explain half of what we did.

The year before we went out separate ways flew by. We spent our senior year complaining about standardized tests and college applications. We supported each other through the process of waiting for college acceptance letters and were always willing to edit each other's college essays. We got through senior year and had an amazing time doing it, but just like that it was over. After our final adventure, you dropped me off and I went inside my house. I am just about to take a shower when I heard a knock on the door. I had turned off the outside lights and my family was asleep. I may have been a little pissed off, until I saw you back at the door. You had driven up my road in reverse because you had to say goodbye. I did forget to unlock the door, meaning I was now locked outside, but I would not have wanted our final adventure to end any other way. Now I will not see you until Thanksgiving and then Christmas break. I miss you so much and Facetime is the only thing getting me through this time apart. I plan on taking the train to visit you soon and we can adventure through Boston at all hours of the night. You are my best friend and I know that you always will be, from hide and seek to adventuring through the city. I will see you soon.

I miss you.
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"We're friends, real friends, and that means, no matter how long it takes, when you finally decide to look back, I'll still be here."

The term "my person" describes the relationship between two people who have reached the highest level of friendship. They're people who have ridden the roller coaster of life together for so long that their lives would be boring without each other. In "Grey's Anatomy," the characters of Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang describe each other as each other's "person." They have a perfect friendship. Everyone (including myself) strives to achieve a friendship like theirs. What is it like to have "your person?"

1. Your person will tell it like it is.

If you think that your new haircut looks bad or if that dress makes you look fat, your person is always there to reassure you that nobody cares.

2. Your person is always on your team.

Whether it's an argument between you and your parents or you and your boyfriend/girlfriend, your person will always be there. They will go to bat for you 10/10 times and they will always be there to have your back.

3. Your person will celebrate the small victories with you.

Did you go an entire day without crying? Awesome, let's celebrate! Did you eat something other than chocolate chip cookies for breakfast? That's wonderful! The small victories count the most.

4. They will listen to you, even when you are ranting about the craziest things.

Let's face it, we have all been there. When it's late at night and we're laying in bed, thinking of the world's hardest questions, and you start to think about crazy scenarios, your person is always there to listen.

5. People instantly think that you and your person are a couple.

You aren't a couple, you just understand each other on a much higher level, so people think that you guys are in a relationship. Just go with it.

6. Your person isn't afraid to tell you that they are embarrassed by you.

Everyone gets embarrassed about each other at one point or another. Most people just pretend that it doesn't happen. Your person is going to flat out tell you that your actions and the things that you say embarrass the crap out of them.

7. Your person isn't afraid to knock you down a few notches.

Just when you think that you are on top of the world, your person will come and pop the growing balloon known as your head. They aren't afraid to snap you back into reality.

8. They will build you up faster than they will tear you down.

Yes, they will bring you back to reality and tell you like it is, but they will also be the first one to encourage you and to tell you how wonderful you are.

9. Your person is not afraid to call your bluff.

They will call you out on your BS and make you tell them how you really feel, so they can help fix you.

10. You stick together no matter what.

Even though you get mad at each other, or don't speak for a few days, you will always stick together.

11. In the end, no matter what, no matter who comes in and out of your life, your person will always be your person.

Your person is there no matter what. They care when no one else does and they are always there to hold your hand.

Find your person and never let them go. They are your best friend, your worst enemy, and your biggest critic, but they know you better than you know yourself sometimes.

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To My Best Friend At A Rival University

No amount of school rivalry could ever change our friendship.


In high school, we were practically inseparable- you and I and all of our friends. Even though we saw each other every day during the week (when both of us decided to actually go to school, at least; senioritis was real and it was rough), we usually saw each other at least once over the weekend, whether it be a coffee date at Starbucks, a sleepover, or a trip to the movies.

We would go on spontaneous trips to the local ice cream shop (for us, it was Twistee Treat) far too often for our own good. We spent so many summer days at theme parks, followed by sleepovers that consisted of painting each other's nails, baking break-and-bake cookies, and falling asleep in the middle of 'Men in Black.'

Now, we attend rival universities. The stories we share involve names and places foreign to the other. We each have friends that know us apart from one another. Some days, we hardly get a moment to talk, other than sending funny memes back and forth through Instagram.

Though it may seem like being away at rival schools would hurt our friendship, I think it's only made us closer.

When I come to visit you (or you visit me), we always make the most of our time, knowing that it's limited. We often do the same things we would've done at home, but in new locations, which makes it even more fun. Sometimes, I wish we would've chosen the same school- because having your best friend with you, sharing new experiences is always better than not- but I know we're each happy where we are. We're making new friends and new memories, which makes for new stories to share with one another.

I know that I can share anything with you without fear of judgment, and I think you know the same.

Even though we can't just stop by unannounced anymore, planning weekend trips to visit one another is still really fun.

Sure, we go to rival universities and we will never agree on whose school is superior, but in the grand scheme, it doesn't even matter. Your school is extremely lucky to have you and in my eyes, you are what makes it great.

No matter the distance, no matter how strong the rivalry between our schools, you will always be my best friend and the memories we've cultivated throughout our friendship will never be forgotten. I can't promise I'll wear your school colors again (that was a one-time thing and does not diminish my love and respect for my school!), but I can promise that you'll always have a friend in me.

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