A lot has changed in the 6 years between these pictures of me and my best friend, Haleigh:
I finally learned how to spell her name correctly, decided that blonde skunk streak in my hair was a bad idea, and figured out that buying clothes from the buckle isn’t what makes you a cool person.
We turned 18 and went off to college, turned 21 and started going to the bars (legally), and turned 22 which means we are now –unfortunately–trying this adult thing.
We’ve experienced heartbreak, lost friendships, and lots and lots of drunken nights together.
We have worked hard at our friendship–There has been awkward moments, but somehow it has always, always works itself out. And that is the greatest feeling in the world.
I know that pretty much any mistake I make in my life, she will be there for me. And she knows I’d do the same for her.
We moved in together in August and living with her has been awesome. I know I will look back 10 years from now wishing we could go back to these times.
Last night we sat on the couches talking (as we usually do) and then both fell asleep watching OITNB. I was on the short couch so I woke up quickly after and went to my bed. When I laid down in bed, I felt overwhelmingly happy.
How did I get so lucky? I know a lot of girls who don’t have a close relationship like this in their life. I joke around and say that Hay is my second boyfriend but… it’t not a joke. She really is. I ask her opinion on most things going on in my life, and I always will.
I am even more lucky that Haleigh isn’t my only best friend. I have multiple true friendships that I cherish now more than ever.
Put the effort in to keep these type of friends. They are worth it!
“Friendship isn’t about who you’ve known the longest. It’s about who walked into your life, said “I’m here for you” and proved it.”