The 14 Stages Of Getting To See Your Long-Distance Best Friend
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The 14 Stages Of Getting To See Your Long-Distance Best Friend

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The 14 Stages Of Getting To See Your Long-Distance Best Friend

Seeing your best friend for the first time in a while is always a special event complete with excitement, screaming, jumping up and down, and maybe a few tears. Inspired by current true events, here are the stages of getting to see your long-distance best friend.

1. Cautious excitement

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You make a tentative plan, but you aren’t sure if it will actually happen. Until you know for sure, you keep the visit hush-hush and don’t get your hopes up

2. Solidifying the plans

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When my best friend said she would see me for sure I screamed and jumped up and down. Three months is a long time, people.

3. She's coming!

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4. Jump up and down a lot.

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5. Extreme excitement

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More jumping, more screaming, some all caps texting.

6. Begin the countdown.

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7. Tell everyone.

8. Start planning ALL the activities.

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9. They become the only important thing in your life.

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10. Text her daily how excited you are.

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11. Don’t sleep all night before she comes.

12. Barely sit still all day before she gets there.

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13. Cry when you see her beautiful face and finally get to hug her.

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14. Kill it the whole time you are with her, as usual.

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