Best Friends. They’re the people you can always count on to pick you up when you’re down, and are apart of some of the greatest times of your life. But what do you do if you don’t have a best friend?
Here’s where I come in. 23 years old and I can safely say, I’ve never had a true best friend. Sure, I have my group of close friends, who I’ve known since I was little, and I even have an amazing long distance friend, who I am able to text and talk to 24/7. But I have never had that one friend who is there for me in person. I don’t have a best friend to hang out with when I need someone, and most of the time I don’t have a best friend with similar interests as me. Without a best friend, all I really have is me, myself and I.
Now I’m not saying that my friends aren’t great, because they absolutely are. But it’s tough to feel like you have someone to count on, when the person you’re closest to, lives hundreds of miles away and in a different time zone. I would never trade away what I have with her, but I wish I had a best friend who lived closer. When you go online, and see posts from people you know, most of the time they’re with their best friend, or they’re thankful for having their best friend there during a difficult time, as a shoulder to cry on, and I get jealous.
I have never in my life, had a friend I could call when I’m upset and they would drop everything and come over to help make me feel better. I’ve never had a friend to go shopping with or goof around with. I have never really had a friend who has similar interests as me, so I don’t even know what it’s like to really have a friend who understands exactly what you’re talking about.
I am so thankful for my friends, and I know I would be lost without them. But at times, I wish I had a local best friend, who I could count on and know would always be there. Who knows, maybe I need to move to Tennessee to be with mine. But I know one day, I’ll find mine, and if you’re feeling similar to me, then I know you will too!
Until next time!