An Open Letter to My Amazing Best Friends

To my amazing best friends,

Sometimes I don’t think I tell you enough how grateful I am to have you in my life. Sometimes I worry that you don’t know how much you mean to me. Sometimes I’m not sure that you’re aware of just how lost I would be without you guys. So I’m writing this letter to thank you for everything you’ve done for me and to show you just how thankful I am for each and every one of you.

To my best friend from high school - thank you for standing by my side through all 4 years of high school and then some. You saw me through my freshman year (lol), the drama that was sophomore year, the changes in my life that happened junior year, and the incredible experience that was senior year. You were there for it all, and you never once faltered. When I was dumped by my date two weeks before the dance, you put me in your car, drove us to get frozen yogurt, all while telling me you never even liked this kid. When the girl who made it her life mission to bully me was being extra mean, you came and sat with me at my locker and reminded me that when we got to college, we would never have to think about her ever again. When I wanted to vent about anything and everything, you were always right there with open arms and more than willing to listen to whatever I had to say. And then when the horribly bittersweet time that was leaving for college came around, you gave me a big hug and promised me we would be okay. And you were right. And I don’t think I would be even remotely the same person as I am today without you in my life for the past 5 years. You’re my best friend, always will be, and I know that you will never leave my side. You’ll always be there to tell me when the guy I like is a loser (you were so right ps), to eat disgusting amounts of food with me, to laugh so hard we end up crying, and to share one day be fake-aunts for each other’s children.

To my hot mess of a bffl - thank you for never failing to put a smile on my face. Before big/little reveal, I had never even heard your name and now I don’t know how I lived my life without you in it. Thank you for providing Thursday night entertainment, watching Bruce Jenner specials in bed with me, and ordering extra large pizzas and cheesy bread for a Friday night in. Thank you for never judging me, always having my back, and replying to all of my annoying texts. Thank you for making questionable decisions with me, sharing in my love for our family, and always being the first to tell me when my basic levels have hit a new height. From the first night we met and you started a sentence with “well we’re family now so” I knew we were meant to be best friends. I love you more than you know and cannot wait to take HPU by storm with my twinnie by my side this year.

To my soulmate of a best friend - when I sat down next to you in that freshman seminar class, I was never expecting to become best friends with you. Honestly, I think it was the only seat that didn’t look like it was in the middle of an already-developed friend group. So I took it. And the rest is history. From sitting next to each other while accidentally writing different versions of the same paper to freaking out over who to take to formals to our stupid conversations almost every day of summer, I honestly don’t know where I would be without you. Thank you for always being honest with me, whether it’s about a boy or a possible instagram post or if that shirt actually makes me look fat. Thank you for listening to my endless and ridiculous rants. Thank you for taking quizzes like “Can We Guess Your Taste In Men Based Off Of Your Taste In Pizza” with me (btw, that quiz was SCARY accurate). Thank you for not judging me when I make questionable statements that end up on snapchat stories. Thank you for sitting in the library for hours on end with me, drinking coffee and going to town on whatever studying we were doing. Thank you for being my partner in crime, my soulmate, and my person. Thank you for planning out exactly how our lives are gonna go with me - and if we don’t end up living right next to each other with husbands and children who are also best friends, I will be severely disappointed. You make me want to be a better person, you make me want to be my best, and you make me feel so lucky to have a best friend like you. Even if you don’t wear the same letters as I do, we’re still basically the same person and I love you.

To the girl who’s the Blair to my Serena - you’re perfect never change. I mean that. Gf, just like Blair and Serena, we have had our ups and downs to say the least, but no matter what happens, you have always ended up right by my side. Thank you for our weekly brunches where we eat way too much, drink too many cups of coffee, and take way too many pictures. Thank you for standing by my side through the hard decisions and times that were high school. Thank you for being the one person I can talk to basically anything about without being judged or laughed at. Thank you for always making me laugh, no matter what we’re talking about. Thank you for matching my sass with your equal sass. Thank you for staying true to you and always encouraging me to do the same. I wouldn’t be the person I am today without you and that is a fact. You know I love you. Xoxo, G.

To every single one of you - you each have shaped me into the person I am today and I am so beyond grateful that God put you in my life. My hope for everyone is that they can find a few best friends who are as amazing, beautiful inside and out, supportive, and sarcastic as mine are. I love you crazy nerds.

Love forever and always,


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