To The Best Friend I Won't See This Summer

To The Best Friend I Won't See This Summer

I want you to have the best summer ever, but don't forget me.

Things get crazy. We’re in college, and you live a couple thousand miles away. I feel like we met yesterday, but I also feel like I haven’t seen you in years. I love our friendship because when we finally see each other during the holidays or the next spring break, we will catch up, and it’ll be like nothing changed. Sure, a lot of sh*t happened to us this year, and you’re living it up on the west coast, but I’ll love you until the end.

Our friendship wasn’t ever perfect because nothing is, but you’re one of the most real people I’ve ever met. You taught me so much, you opened my eyes to many things and you truly shaped me to be the person I am today. We had some crazy times, and I just want to thank you for loving me through the stupid fights, the mean girls, the stress and anxiety. You always made me feel at peace when I felt crazy—I'll never be able to thank you enough for that. You taught me that a true friend is supposed to be there through the good and the bad.

I miss you like crazy, and I have so much to tell you. There was a time during senior year where I couldn’t imagine going through college without you by my side, but I realized that we’d have to go our separate ways. I always knew you’d do big things, and when people asked me where you were going to school, I felt like a proud parent given all you’ve accomplished. I can’t wait to see where you go in life. Thank you again for believing in me and supporting me through it all. I know we don’t talk every day, but I will have your back no matter what.

I want you to have the best summer ever. I want you to live it up! I want you to meet new people, spend your money on concert tickets, dye your hair and freaking love yourself. Spend some time on the beach (and for the love of all that is great, wear sunscreen). When you’re out there soaking up the rays, I hope you think back and remember the senior skip days, long talks about our future and the jam sessions to all your favorite tunes. I hope you think back to the high school years and remember us laughing, crying, having dance parties, singing at the top of our lungs in the car to the Chili Peppers and going on adventures. I'll be your gal forever.

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Whenever you hear about roommate stories, they're almost never good, and they usually scare you into never wanting a roommate. "Did you hear her roommate steals her clothes?" "Her roommate doesn't shower!" "Wow, her roommate doesn't talk at all, and doesn't do laundry." From what I hear, there are more bad stories than good. That is why I consider myself lucky, because my roommate is nothing like one of those bad stories. When life hands you a good roommate after talking to about 40 girls through Facebook, a few things happen.

1. You always have someone to talk to.

2. You know each other's schedules, and whenever you both have a break is an exciting time.

3. You'll never have to dance alone.

4. You always have someone to do something with, even if it's just walking down the hall.

5. You both look out for each other, because this is your first time without your parents.

6. You always have a shoulder to lean on when things get tough.

7. Borrowing each other's things is a daily thing.

8. You TRY to help with each other's homework and assignments.

9. They're encouraging when it comes to boys. (Unless they're a f*ckboy.)

10. They're your biggest support system and your personal cheerleader.

11. They never forget to wish you luck on a big exam.

12. They accept how gross you are in the morning and not so pleasant sometimes.

13. You both know each other's favorite and least favorite things.

14. Leaving each other notes saying goodbye before class if you don't see them is normal.

15. Saying goodbye for breaks is upsetting.

16. Not seeing them all day is upsetting.

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18. You found a best friend for life.

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22 Signs The Girls You've Met In College Will Be Part Of Your Girl Gang For Life

To the lovely ladies I've met in college that I can never imagine my life without again


Let me just be the first to say, I honestly don't know how I survived the majority of my life without you guys.

Attending college out of state in a completely new area and not knowing a single soul, I was petrified of the idea of starting over. I had a great group of friends at home, and I wasn't ready to begin this new chapter of my life. Hearing my parents and family friends talk about the people they met in college only stressed me out even more because, what if I didn't meet "my people?"

Luckily, that's when you guys came along, and my life was changed forever.

1. You genuinely care about each other's happiness.

2. Talking 24/7 is absolutely necessary.  You basically have a 2nd boyfriend.

3. You know absolutely everything and more about each other...even the details that may be TMI.

4. Regardless of how dramatic it is, you can rely on one another for advice on absolutely anything.

5. You can't go more than 2 days without seeing one's just not allowed. It feels like your 2nd boyfriend has mysteriously gone missing.

6. And when you go out together for a girls night, all hell breaks loose.

7. The best way to solve your problems is with each other, and a full glass of wine.

8. Somehow you lasted 18 years without them in your life, and you wonder every day how that was possible.

A friend like you is something I've always prayed to find, and I am so thankful I did.

9. You willingly shower each other with compliments like it is your job.

10. They give you that reality check every here and there when you are being more than overdramatic.

11. When something amazing happens, you immediately go to one another to celebrate.

12. They're always your support system no matter what.

13. They'll most likely be in your bridal party because they're the only people who will keep you mentally sane.

I wouldn't want anyone else beside me on my special day.

14. Staying mad at each other for long is just not even slightly possible.

15. You probably hate the same people, for the same reasons.

To the boy who screwed over your best friend, the girl who's secretly in love with your boyfriend, and the professor who gave you a bad grade, me and my best friend most likely talk about you!

16. No one will ever mistreat them, because they would have to go through you first.

17. You're right beside them when something intense is about to go down.

Neither of you will ever go through drama alone anymore, you've always got a go-to girl.

18. They're always loyal to you and your friendship, and fortunately, they're stuck with you forever.

19. Some of your best memories are with each other.

20. They always feel like sunshine when they're around.

The people who feel like the color yellow are the type of people you always want to keep in your life.

21. You will never allow a boy to make each other cry.

22. You remind them daily how much their friendship means to you.

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