I will be the first to admit that I am incredibly lucky when it comes to friends. I have some of the BEST people in my life that I’m lucky to call my friends. That was proved this week when I checked the mail and had a package from my friend Jess. She had a Starbucks gift card, some jewelry and a cute note because she knew I was having a hard week.
The next day, I checked my mail and I had another huge package from my friend Meredith. The insides brought me to tears. I’m very close with my friends from High School (there is a group of 9 of us) and every single one of them contributed to a “thinking of you” package for me!! There was red lipstick, nail polish, bubbles, pictures and frames, candy and some newspaper clippings so I would know what is going on at home. Their thoughtfulness meant more than they will EVER know.
So alas, I bring you…
1. The Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder friend
Everyone needs a friend that isn’t around all the time. I know how that sounds, but I think it’s good to have a friend who doesn’t go to the same school as you/have the same job/ same group of friends. This friend knows what you’re going through though, but can offer you a fresh perspective because they aren’t around all the time. And honestly, that’s awesome!
2. The Going Through The Same Shiz As You friend
We all go through things. Whether it’s a parents divorce, a bad breakup, or just a sucky life situation in general, we all need a girlfriend we can call up and say “hey, I’m feeling like ______________ today” and instead of them saying “that must be rough”, that friend says “yeah, I totally know how that feels” and really mean that. It’s always nice to feel not alone!
3. The Never A Dull Moment friend
Everyone needs a friend that you never have a dull moment with. Whether that’s going out and or just staying in with wine and a movie, this girl will always ensure that you have a good time. And she’ll be there when you need it, and give you advice because she knows
how to live life without regrets!
4. The Tough Love Friend
I am not ashamed to say that I HATE tough love. I am an extremely sensitive person, but we NEED people in our lives who keep us in check and won’t let us fall. This girl (or girls) isn’t afraid to tell you that that dress doesn’t look the best on you or that guy you’re dating really is kind of a loser. But she says it with love, and that’s all you can ask for!
5. The Sensitive Friend
On the other note, we also need friends who are very understanding and compassionate when something is going on. I like to think that I am this kind of friend!
What would you add to this list?
By the way, these pictures are of me and some of my gorgeous friends, they aren’t models 😉 (Many more wonderful friends are not pictured in this post!)
I'm Rachael, and welcome to my blog! Here you'll find stories about life abroad, living in China, blogging tips + tricks, and what I'm reading. I'm fueled by hot tea, bright lipstick, and red wine. Stay a while--I'm so glad you're here.