11 Things That Happen When Your Best Friend Moves Away

11 Things That Happen When Your Best Friend Moves Away

I miss you, but I'm cheering you on from 701 miles away.

Having a friend who lives or goes to school in a different state than you can be really tough. It can definitely suck at times, but you know your best friend still has your back no matter what. When you first move away from each other, it's extremely nerve-racking. You do not know what is going to happen in the future, but you are still there for them and cheering them on from miles away.

1. Anxiety For The Future

Realizing your best friend is now starting a new life in a new city is nerve-racking. Not only are you anxious about your friendship, but you are also anxious because they are starting a new life somewhere else. They have to start over at a new school, meet new friends, and worst of all, they aren't going to be there every Saturday for early morning donut runs and spending a whole day watching "Spongebob Squarepants."

2. Not Texting Every Day

Even though you miss your best friend dearly, they will not be texting you every day. It's perfectly normal to talk to them less than you would if they were with you. This is what usually happens when your friend moves away. They miss you as much as you miss them.

3. Skype/FaceTime Dates

Setting aside time to spend with your far away best friend is crucial. It may not happen often, but when it does, theres a few hours cleared on your calendar specifically for Skyping or FaceTiming your bestie.

4. Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter Messaging All The Time

Every time you see something that reminds you of your friend, you message them. It may be hard texting your friend because they could be out of the country, so Messanger becomes your second best friend.

5. Fear Of Missing Out Is Real

Seeing pictures on Instagram of you and your other best friends together make your friend sad. Seeing your best friend with their new friends make you sad. You get that little touch of jealously when you see these pictures of your friend, and this only makes you miss them more.

6. They're Cheering You On From 4,255 Miles Away, And Vise Versa

Whenever you see a Facebook post from your BFF's family celebrating their current accomplishments, you get excited and happy for them just as if they were sitting next to you telling you what happened.

7. Writing Letters Can Become A Thing

When your BFF lives across the world from you, it pays (literally) to text them all the time. Receiving letters from your bestie is a fun and sweet way to let you know they're thinking of you.

8. Time Differences

It's often that when your best friend moves away, she moves to a place that has a different time zone than you. Texting, messaging, Facebook posts, etc., take forever for you and your best friend to communicate, but it works out better than calling them. Time zones really suck, but spread-out messages to and from your BFF make life so much more easier than never talking at all.

9. Saving Up For A Plane Ticket

Ranging from $100 to $2,000, plane tickets to visit your best friend can be pricey. Saving up to see your best friend may take a while depending on how far away they are, but once you purchase the ticket, there is nothing stopping you from seeing your best friend again.

10. Having So Much To Tell Them

So much happens in a short period of time when you're not around your BFF. When you're finally together, you have so much to tell them about everything that has happened that you don't know where to start.

11. Realizing Nothing Has Changed

When you and your best friend are finally reunited its like nothing has changed at all. The two of you act like they never really moved away, and you scream Disney Pandora at the top of your lungs like before. You now realize your anxiety about if your friendship would last was nothing to be worried about. Your best friend and you can survive anything.

So, yeah, being without your best friend can really suck at times, but when you're reunited with them, life seems pretty fantastic. Always remember that you will have your best friend when you really need them, and they miss you just as much as you miss them even though you don't text every day.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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To The Best Friend Every Girl Should Be Blessed Enough To Have

You definitely deserve all the love.


I have not written this letter, but it has been on my list of "to write" for forever. She keeps asking when I will write one about her and every time I tell her, soon.

Well here it is. The truth on why it took so long? No words seem to do everything justice. No matter how I put them or how I want them to sound, the page always makes them look weird and they always sound lame.

But finally, here it is. Best friend, this one is for you.

First and foremost I will start with a holy cow. We have been best friends for only a short time because who knew your "in school friend" from all those math classes would actually turn into this? We put off hanging out outside of school for years, and finally, after suffering through all that algebra we decided enough was enough.

I wish we had sooner.

I wish I had gotten more time with you before we both moved away to college - but ill take whatever time I get with you because well… you're incredible.

Thank you.

Thank you for finally agreeing to hang out with me.

Thank you for listening to every rant ever - whether it was a paragraph long text, a 2 hour FaceTime call or an hour-long car ride.

Thank you for ordering planners with me and spending nights decorating them with me (we are such losers).

Thank you for letting me become a part of your family.

Thank you for going to Friendly's, IHOP and Target at the most ungodly hours.

Thank you for encouraging me in everything I do, and stopping me from making bad decisions.

Thank you for telling me the truth, despite if it hurt me or not, I know now you will never lie about your feelings towards someone (LOL).

Basically, thank you for everything you have done for me. You have made me a better person and you encourage me to be my best self every single day.

Moving on I want to make it clear how incredibly proud of you I am. I love getting texts from you about your love for your classes, and how you want to be president of this club and president of that. How you help out kids, and how you host events. I love hearing about your major and the classes you are so incredibly excited to take. Watching you be so passionate about what you are doing and becoming makes me want to feel the same way in everything I do.

I hope someday my kids are your students because, in your hands, I know they can change the world.

Last but not least, I love you. And you're stuck with me.


Your forever number one fan

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