You'll make a lot of friends in your lifetime, from a lot of different places, with a lot of different personalities. You've got your friends from childhood, your high school friends, your college friends, your fellow employee friends, and the list goes on.
As I'm sure you already know, not all friendships last forever. You grow apart from some friends, distance did nothing for your friendship, you're constantly fighting, some are just not meant to be forever. Some friendships are put in your life to teach you a lesson, sometimes the lesson is so not obvious. Those friendships just sucked!
Other friendships are for life. These friends stay by you through thick and thin. BFFs. These friends are honest with you, always love you no matter what, and you would do anything and everything for them.
If you think about the friends you have currently, how many of them have been your friend for a long time? I'm sure at least one of these friends you've known for quite some time.
As some of your closest friends you have met more recently at college or your job, your old friends will always be there. Here's why your oldest friends are some of your best friends:
They know you better than you know yourself
Your friends who have know you forever, know EVERYTHING about you. These old friends know what makes you happy without asking and what you love to do. You don't have to tell these friends anything because they know you like the back of their hand. They know when something is wrong and will be right over with ice cream and a movie before you know it.
They were there for your worst moments
They know your darkest secrets and most embarrassing moments. They remember when you puked all over the school's hallway and walked away like nothing happened. They were there for the photos you don't want anyone to see and laugh at them still. They were there when you got drunk and cried like your life was over when in reality, nothing was that bad. Despite these moments, they still want to be your friend. Really?!
Distance is no factor
Friends don't always get the dream of growing up and being next door neighbors. Putting distance between friends can be the real deal breaker. For these friends, distance will not ruin, even puncture the friendship. Your long distance friendship is better than any LD relationship. You still talk and text each other when something they NEED to know comes up. Even if you don't talk for a while, no biggie, you'll pick up where you left off next time you talk or chill.
You can always count on them
Problem at a job? Your newest relationship is seriously the worst. You're having the day from hell and just want to crawl in a hole. You know you can call up these friends and they won't judge you, they'll only try to give you advice because that's what they've always done.
Honesty is their policy
Your old friends are usually more likely to be honest with you, when you need the truth and nothing but the truth. They aren't afraid to hurt your feelings by telling you the dirty truth. These friends have been around for a while and know that lies aren't going to get you anywhere.
Easiest to talk to
You think of these friends right away when you just need to talk. You can confide in them without even thinking.
Nothing against new friends, they can easily become these type of friends. They may also evolve one day into your new old friends. Cherish the good friends and don't let them go!
Chelsea Blake: My views on life and writing whatever my heart desires.