Your Friend Group at a Distance
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Your Friend Group at a Distance

Group Chat, this one's for you.

Your Friend Group at a Distance
Kendra Fix

When you ask someone for ideas on what to write about nine times out of ten they say, "Me!"

My friends are my go-to when I'm experiencing writer's block and need a little brain storming. I've heard enough of, "Me!" to finally write about them.

So group chat, this one's for you.

I hope my friends and I are not the only one's who can say they have been friends for six years or more. You've been friends through everything together. Now, college is the first time that you've been apart. Hopefully, everyone is lucky enough to experience a friendship as special as the one that I have with mine. Here's what makes us special even though we are scattered across Pennsylvania and Maryland. This is friendship at distance.

1. You have a group chat.

It's active 24 hours all seven days a week. You talk constantly about everything. Since we aren't together, we have to update each other on every aspect of our lives. You even refer to yourselves as "group chat."

2. You've been friends through everything.

Seriously, everything. From the awkward stage to dance classes to prom and through all of the boys. There isn't much that you haven't experienced together.

3. You have your own code.

There are words that mean something totally different to your friend group.

4. Target is big part of your friendship.

No matter where that Target may be, it is "home base" for group chat. It's like looking at the stars--it connects you.

5. Every time you come back together, everything is exactly the same.

Nothing ever seems to change no matter how far apart you are from each other. You can come back together and laugh at the same jokes you were laughing at when you were 12 and 13.

6. You're each other's biggest cheerleaders.

Near or far, your accomplishments are always celebrated.

7. You have your favorite movies that you watch over and over again.

You always seem to watch the same five movies when you are together. You can quote these movies by now. Your other friends just do not seem to understand the obsession. Group chat personal favorites include High School Musical, Perks of Being a Wallflower and You Again.

8. You have an army behind you.

They always have your back. No matter what.

9. You are sisters.

You get annoyed with each other, but nothing will ever make you not love them. You grew up with these girls and you would never change that for the world.

10. You have some odd traditions.

We have traditions that no outsider would understand. It's just the way we are and the way we have always been.

11. No matter where life takes you, you will always be friends.

We've been friends since the awkward years, we can make it through anything now. We will always find our way back to each other. The distance will never change a thing.

Group chat, I love you.

Love Always,


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