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.

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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8 Things I Have Not Thanked My Best Friend Forever For In, Well, Forever

Thank you for always being the best.

1. Being there through it all, even if you're not "physically" there

We can't always be together, but you have never completely "left" me behind and have been there with me through thick and thin and I am so grateful.

2. Being my biggest cheerleader

Thank you for not only being there through the bad, but also celebrating my victories with me. I can always look forward to telling you good news because I know you'll be happy right along with me.

3. Answering my "important" phone calls

Whether it's a "he texted me back!!!" phone call, or an "I found a gray hair, please help!!" phone call, you pick up the phone and hype up with me no matter what.

4. Being selfless, and going above & beyond to make sure I know I'm worthy

This explains itself and I am so grateful for that.

5. Brushing my hair when I don't feel like it

Okay, this probably sounds silly... But it's the greatest struggle to brush my hair and I'm glad you do it for me sometimes!

6. For being there through all of my mini-crises

You already know what I'm talking about here...

7. For talking me out of things

If it wasn't for you talking me out of things, I'd probably have quit my job, be dating a horrible guy, got my eyebrow pierced, etc.

8. Making me a part of your family

I'm too lucky to have you all as my second family.

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To My First Best Friend, Thank You For Being The Sister I Never Had

From preschool to high school, you were there through everything.


Picture this: you're 3-years-old and in your very first year of preschool. Your mom drops you off to some random people and you are now surrounded by complete strangers. Then, you suddenly begin playing with these new kids as if you've known them forever (if forever was three years long).

Or, your first best friend was born three months ahead of you, and it just so happens she is your dad's childhood best friend's daughter. Crazy how these things work right?

You were there through it all. Fast forward just a couple years, and I would be moving schools. Who would have thought a few years later you'd join me at my new school, too?

So here's a thank you. First, I would like to thank you for being the sister I was not biologically given. Although you had two of your own already, we were just as close. We fought — a lot. Who am I kidding, we still fight, but nothing changes the fact that we are family.

Thank you for being my adventure partner. For always wanting to explore like me! Whether it was our search for arrowheads or playing in fallen trees, you have never turned down our insane ideas of fun.

Thank you for always having my back. Whenever there may have been drama between someone else and myself, you never jumped to conclusions first. And you definitely were not one to switch sides and join in on the people who were not fond of me just for popularity. Through hardship, death, breakups, you name it — we have been through it all. You have always been there and I will always be there for you

Thank you for always coming back even when we fall apart. There have been MANY times throughout our friendship when we blew up. Countless times we decided we were no longer friends and would never speak again. There have even been times where we just randomly became distant for our own reasons. Yet, somehow we always come back together. That's what best friends are for, right?

Most importantly, thank you for always staying true to yourself. Yes, along the way we have made new friends. This year specifically, we were both a part of very different crowds. But everything happens for a reason. Thank you for always being confident in us and our friendship no matter how hard things got for both of us.

Now here we are, the summer before college, and moving away from you is something I dread. Leaving home for college and leaving you behind has hit me harder than you know it. But, you should know by now I am only a text or call away, and my futon will always be open for a random sleepover (even in college).

I'll love you always!

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