Friends Are Your Chosen Family

Friends Are Your Chosen Family

You and your friends have an inseparable bond, and that can't be replaced.


Obviously, nothing and no one beats your family, but sometimes friends are the people you go to when you can't go to your family for advice or keep a secret for you. You become so apart of one another lives that they become part of your family, they come over for family dinners, go on family trips, they are apart of almost everything in your life. Although the family is most important in our lives, we have friends because there are some things that our family can't do or provide for us that our friends can.

You choose to love each other, which is more special because with family you kind of have to love them, but with friends, you form a special bond between one another and that's how you know they love you unconditionally. You feel more special because they chose to be around you for the good times, bad times, and your crazy times. It says a lot about a person who will be there for you no matter what even if they don't have to, but because they want to.

You guys go through pretty much everything together. If you've known them since high school you go through those awful awkward stages and put up with your sassiness. When you meet them in college they deal with your crazy partying stagehand never judge you for it because they're right by your side doing all the stupid crazy things with you. They keep your secrets from your family of your crazy college nights if you need them to. When you go through something hard in your life, they are there for you no matter what. You can sit in silence with them and not even have to say a word to one another because sometimes their company is more than enough. They sometimes know what you're going through, so you aren't always alone.

Friends are there to listen to us complain for hours about our family, life, or boy problems and never get tired of listening to you... well maybe, but they will listen to you anyway. They will support you, but also call you out on your s**** if they need to. They're not afraid because they are doing it for your benefit because they only want the best for you. You can get into arguments, but at the end of the day makeup and go right back to where you guys left off. You can go a couple weeks without talking to them and it'll be like you never stopped.

Friends are the ones who you go to when you can't go to your family, they are the ones who aren't expected to love, they just do anyway. Friends are the people you choose to become your family and share anything and everything with.

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I can't remember what a normal shower feels like.

1. "I'm starving but there's nothing to eat and I don't want to walk to the dining hall."

2. "I can't remember what a normal shower feels like."

3. "I bet I could go another whole week without doing laundry."

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4. "I don't remember what I feels like to be rested."

5. "My neighbors are soooo annoying."

6. *tries unconventional ways to create more space*

7. "What's that smell?"

8. "I don't even know how to start cleaning up this room."

9. "I'm ready for a shower that doesn't have other people's hair stuck to the wall."

10. *sees someone taking up three different washing machines*

11. Having friends over in the dorm:

12. "Everyone in my dorm is sick so I'm probably next."


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Four Quarters Will Always Be Better Than Ten Dimes, And I'm Not Talking About Spare Change

Quality over quantity any damn day.


"You would rather have four quarters than 10 dimes, 20 nickels, or 100 pennies," is a phrase that at first glance would seem to just be about money. But it actually contains a deeper meaning that could definitely serve as good advice when it comes to the friendships you have in your life.

As an ambivert, I have always found myself happier when I surrounded myself with a large group of friends. It gives you a sense of belonging, something that is a proven innate human desire. Having large groups can be fun, but they also equally have the chance of being toxic for you. There's no point in surrounding yourself with individuals if, at the end of the day, they don't make you happy. Often times you'll hang out with people just because you crave company, but not THEIR company. There is a very important distinction.

Don't let your loneliness or your desire for more friends allow you to be consumed into toxic friendships. Because I have been there and done that. Many times. It's not a fun experience. It took me time to learn, but I have learned the valuable lesson of less being more. When you eliminate extraneous beings from your life, you have more time to focus on your more important relationships and the most crucial one of all, the one you have with yourself.

I am very blessed to say that people that I am close to in my life genuinely care for me and my happiness because this was not always the case. It takes a lot of trial and error, and also greatly impacts your mental health, but finding the right friend group for you is definitely life-changing.

Choose your friends wisely, you don't want a wallet full of useless change.

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