Heyyyyyy. Remember me? The girl who said she was going to be writing every day in October? Yep, then I went to Ann Arbor with my “friends,” drank a bunch of tequila, and ended up with the flu(?) for a month. I refuse to accept that my lifestyle had anything to do with the fact that my illness was long lasting. I also deny that my lifestyle is some how unhealthy. You know what, let’s not even get into it. Instead…
Lets jump back into Blogtober, in the middle of November, and talk about best friends!
October 16th: My Best Friends…
(Read the original Blogtober 16, 2014 post here!)
Looking back on my childhood and even when I was a teenager… Really, as long as I can remember, I’ve only had one close friend at a time. I think I’ve always had a hard time with time management. And because of my varied personality, most of my friends were never really friends with one another.
I’m not sure if I’ve really figured out the whole “being friends” thing as I’ve gotten older, or if it has a lot more to do with me constantly traveling. Nowadays, depending on the time of the year, nearly 100% of my friendships are taking place completely electronically… and it’s a whole lot easier to make time for everyone when it’s just a text.
Either way, I’ve come to a point in my life where I have numerous friends that I would call my best friends. Each of them is special in their own way… Ya know, as people usually are. Ground breaking news over here today. Get it together, Amanda. 🙄
What I’m saying is, why have a friend if they aren’t going to be your best friend? Sounds like a whole lot of work for someone you can’t call at 2 am. And if we’ve met, or you’ve read this blog one single time ever, then you know I’m not about that work life.
Some of my friends I’ve known forever, like Aaron or Breanna… or even Craig. I’ve pretty much known them longer than I haven’t known them, which is a really strange and great feeling. For example, the great side: I am so lucky to know that I will have this person in my life forever and ever (amen). And then other side: the person is running around New York City talking about that one show from the 90s about lifeguards and you wonder how you haven’t murdered them yet.
There’s also those people that you’ve known forever, but don’t have to talk to every day to know that you’re stuck together forever. For example, no matter how much time passes, Megan and I can hang out like nothing has changed every time. She’s that person that you want to go to Mexico with because she’s always fun (just don’t do shots), but she’s also that girl you want to stay in your trailer because she can take a military shower faster than anyone you know.
I have some friends that are pretty new too. Even though I try to fight social interaction and being introduced to new people, it does tend to work out and I find a bestie for life. I’ve only known Andoni for like 4-5 years, Mike for around three, and I only met Olivia in January of 2016. I personally don’t think time means all that much because these are some of the people that I am closest too.
Last year I had some of the most private chats ever with Olivia and Gabi, and compared to some of these other friends, I barely know them. You can’t change who you feel comfortable with, sometimes it takes five years and other times it only takes five minutes, a Long Island accent, and the desert.
I’m also friends with my brother. 💕
Go get you some friends who will travel with you and for you; people that will text you at 3 am from the bathroom of a party; some guys and gals that will judge you but ultimately go see bands with you that they’ve never heard of until the car ride there. Just find some quality people that will give up sleep and take on a drinking problem for an entire month before you leave town. Love you guys! 😘
Do you think it’s cool to have more than one best friend?