To My Best Friend I Found In An Unexpected Place

To My Best Friend I Found In An Unexpected Place

"It's strange how we find the best of friends in the most unexpected people." - Aly hunter
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Dear Best Friend,

I can honestly say that I’m so lucky to have you in my life. Who knew that me popping my head in your dorm room to compliment your room would lead to us being friends, let alone lead to us being as close as we are.

We’ve only been friends for a year, but honestly, it seems like a lot longer than that. And you came at the perfect time whether you know that or not. I had just switched majors and already lost contact with a lot of the people I called my friends during my first semester of college, so I was alone. And then you were there.

To me, it felt like we had been friends for a long time from the start. I was surprised by it, but it was a good thing! I was comfortable confiding in you from the get-go which I have trouble doing when it comes to certain things.

Thank you for knowing how to deal with me when my depression hits. Thank you for reminding that there are other guys out there than the one I tend to get caught up on. Thank you for being there when I need to vent about something that happened.

Thank you for offering advice when I feel confused. Thank you for introducing me to a lot of people I can now call my friends too. Thank you for accepting my weirdness and not judging me.

Just know that I support you 100 percent in all you do. I know you’re going to do great things, and I can’t wait to see them happen for you. Both of us have changed so much this past year, and you’ve been a big part of me having more confidence. We’ve had our ups and downs, but I’m still proud to call you my best friend.

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It's always interesting to learn the first names of my friends' mothers.

Most of the time, their name fits them perfectly. Behind every millennial is a mom with one of these common names.

1. Karen

Karen is smart, reliable and a friend to everyone she meets. She loves to go above and beyond. If you have a question, you call Karen, and she always has the answer.

2. Barbara, AKA Barb

Barb can get a little sassy, especially if she's had a few glasses of wine. Barb loves to laugh and have a good time. Beware: she might steal your clothes from your closet.

3. Jennifer


Jennifer is the hot mom who doesn't look a day over 30. She was popular in high school, and she's still popular now. She's not a regular mom: she's a cool mom.

4. Pam

Pam has the best chocolate chip cookie recipe in town. She loves going to bake sales and antique stores, and she gives great hugs. Pam makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. There's not a mean bone in her body.

5. Michelle

Michelle is a born caregiver. She loves taking care of others and is especially great at being a mom. All the best moms are named Michelle.

6. Carla

Carla love boat rides and beer. She has at least one shirt with an American flag on it.

7. Lisa

Lisa is so responsible, it's scary. You know Lisa was put on this earth to mother everyone she meets, even complete strangers.

8. Nicole

Nicole is hip and trendy, especially if she goes by Nikki. Nicole thinks she's pretty cool, and even though they might not want to admit it, her kids think so too.

9. Brenda

Brenda has a great smile. She radiates happiness everywhere she goes. If Brenda was a color, she'd be yellow.

10. Tammy

Tammy is a teenager trapped in an adult body. She loves to be tan and spend time outdoors. Everyone knows Tammy has an alter ego when she drinks, and she's usually hilarious.

11. Kathy/Katherine

Kathy/Katherine is the laid-back mom who would secretly fight anyone that hurt their baby. Don't cross a Kathy/Katherine.

12. Nancy

Nancy sometimes loses her temper and then immediately second-guesses her parenting. It's probably because she's working too hard and not drinking enough wine. Give your mom a break.

13. Mary


Mary is an angel that fell to Earth. There's no way anyone could have beef with Mary. Give Mary a hug; she deserves it.

14. Janet

Janet's goofy, but she's really good at hiding it. Once she relaxes, though, Janet has the best laugh. She's also got a heart of gold.

15. Stacy

Stacy's that mom who will come to all of your baseball games twenty minutes early with a picnic basket full of sandwiches for the whole team. She loves wearing her hair in a ponytail and lives in her Mom Jeans.

16. Susan

Susan has a pretty severe resting bitch face, but don't let it fool you. She knows how to get down. Susan's purse is covered in buttons -- you know the kind: a headshot of a kid playing sports. She probably drives a minivan.

17. Amy/Aimee

Amy/Aimee never ages. She's fun to be around and has friends of all ages. Amy/Aimee works hard and is successful because of it. If anyone deserves happiness, it's Amy/Aimee.

18. Sherry

Sherry's great on the days you need a little pick-me-up. She might not be the best person to call in a crisis, but she sure knows how to make you smile.

19. Melissa

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20. Stephanie

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21. Cindy


Cindy's got an attitude. She might look sweet, but don't let her fool you. Don't bring your boyfriends or girlfriends to meet Cindy unless you're really serious about them, because she might scare them away.

22. Tiffany

No one knows how to break it down like Tiffany. She loves to dance. Wherever she goes, the party follows.

23. Carol

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You guys are the best and I love you.
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Living off campus has been a great choice for me, especially since the dorms are nearly 100 percent freshman. I moved off campus my second year and stayed there for my third. This is a letter to the roommates that I have now and have had in the past.


Corabeth,

You were my first real friend in college and I loved living with you. You helped balance me and we could always have movie nights in your room when we needed them. You called me on my crap and helped me grow as a person. I really thank you for that. I'm so glad we became friends and I miss you SO much now that we don't live together. I love you.


Abbie, Hannah, and Emily,

There's no denying that living with three other girls is crazy, especially when you throw my pup in the mix. We have had some fights but we always sat down and talked it out. We love each other and we know that fighting isn't worth it. There's always a way to work it out. We know WAY too much about each other, but I have really enjoyed being able to say what I want without fear of judgment. I love having people to talk to no matter what weird thing has happened. I really love how each one of us is different and yet we are still working together. I mostly appreciate you because I always felt left out by the other people in my classes. You reached out to me and asked me to live with you, that's made me feel WAY more included than I thought I ever would. I can't thank you enough for that.


TO ALL OF YOU,

I. Love. You. Guys. I wouldn't be where or who I am today without each of you. The people you surround yourself with are so important. I'm so glad that I got to surround myself with you for (at least) a brief time in all of our lives.

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