Summer Away From Your College Best Friends As Told By Gifs

Summer Away From Your College Best Friends As Told By Gifs

Your best friend isn't down the hall or a few minutes away anymore.
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Saying goodbye to your college best friends isn’t easy. Being apart for the summer after spending nine months together is an adjustment that will take some getting used to. These friends are the reason why college felt so much like a home and it’s hard to imagine your daily life without them.

Here are some of the difficulties faced when we no longer have our best friends just a few minutes away from us for the summer.

1. You don’t have someone to deal with your mood swings

No one knows how to handle your moods like they do.

2. You don’t have a snuggle buddy

There won’t be your best friend down the hall to jump into bed with and tell about your night or complain about a boy to.

3. No one understands your inside jokes


You’ll make a joke around your family or hometown friends and no one laughs because they don’t understand it. Such a shame.

4. The group message dies down

There are fewer notifications on your phone because everyone is busy with their own summer schedules.

5. You only have one closet

Choosing an outfit now becomes even harder than when you had six closets to dig through.

6. “I wish they were here”

Doing something or seeing something that reminds you of your best friend and thinking, “I wish they were here”.

7. The difficulties of trying to get together

Having friends from all over the state who all have different work schedules makes it very difficult to hang out.

8. Whenever you do see your best friends, it’s like a holiday

You’re usually hungover alone and don’t have anyone to share funny stories from the night before with.

10. You have to get ready alone

Your roommates aren’t there to help you with your makeup or hair, and you aren’t jamming to music together getting ready for a night out.

11. You feel incomplete

Without your other half by your side, life just isn't the same.

Not having your best friends down the hall or just minutes away can be hard. But realizing how much you miss them over the summer just shows how good of friends you have and to never take them for granted.

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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!

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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

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2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

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3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

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4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

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6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

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7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

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8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

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9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

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10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

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11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

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12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

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13. Frat House Dr. Sign

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Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

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An Open Letter To My Ex-Best Friends

It was never easy to say goodbye.

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Dear Ex-Best Friends,

Has it really been five months since we last spoke?

High School ended, and so did all of our friendships. I never really felt like we were destined to be that group of girls who stay best friends until we were old, but I never expected for our relationships to end so abruptly. In all honesty, I am grateful for the lessons you all taught me, laughs we shared, the fights we had, and I hope you are all doing well.

It is true that losing a best friend is heart-breaking, but losing two of them at the same time is double the excruciating pain and sleepless nights wondering what went wrong. We all used to confide our fears and doubts to each other. We used to scream Miley Cyrus lyrics in the back of a jeep in the summer when we felt so timeless and free. Now, we don't speak. No calls, texts, snapchats, or efforts to keep in touch.

All that is left is just a film of fuzzy memories that seem to dissipate as the weeks roll by.

I'm sorry that I stopped texting and calling. I knew that there was no way to salvage a relationship that had been scarred with insecurities and mistrust. I miss complaining about our schoolwork and boys, and all the times we laughed until we could not breathe. I miss the nights when we would drive to Dairy Queen after a game at school and talk about our lives.

I miss your kind and welcoming families and the support we used to give one another during tough times. People used to tell us we were so lucky to be such good friends for so long. Funny how things have changed.

I wish I could say that I valued all the times we spent together. Our friendships were based on respect, humor, and love. But as the years went on, our conversations became short and dry--like we were strangers. Our fears ate away at our friendships, and our trust had been broken. I can't quite pinpoint the exact moment everything went wrong, it built upon itself until it all came crumbling down, like a game of Jenga. Maybe we fell apart because we were becoming the people we were always meant to be, and that meant we did not need each other anymore. I guess we will never really know. Sometimes I think about sending you both a "How are you doing?" text, but can never get myself to send it. I still feel so much pain when I think about the way our friendships made me feel. I hope that if you ever need someone to talk to, know that I am always here to listen.

It is strange that we are all scattered across the country now trying to shape our own careers and lives when a few months ago we were sitting in a living room eating ice cream and doing chemistry homework. I hope one day in the future we can sit down, grab a cup of coffee, and remember all the stupid things we got ourselves into during High School.

Hope all is well,

Your Ex-Best Friend.

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