A Letter to My Long-Distance Best Friend

I’m counting down the days until I get to see you again. It’s so sad that I don’t get to see you more often but I always have our next visit to look forward to. While the fact that we do not live in the same town is depressing, it just means that the time that we do spend together is even more special.

Not living close to each other is just another excuse for a road trip to come see you. Planning our next visit is always so fun and something I am constantly looking forward to. When we’re together we get to go to our favorite places or branch out and try something new. But let’s be honest, we don't really branch out much further than our one favorite coffee shop and top two or three restaurants.

Everyone knows who I’m talking about when I talk about my best friend even if they have never met. You are in almost all of my stories and I am constantly talking about all of the funny memories we share together. I tell my roommate about you all the time to the point where she probably feels as if she knows you already.

Phone calls have become our favorite resource because there is always way too much to catch up on for a text. Whenever I have news, good or bad, you are the one I want to share it with. I know you will be there to share in my joy or listen to me when I need a shoulder to cry on. And don't even get me started on the ‘I miss you’ text message. I can’t even count how many times that has been sent back and forth.

When we are finally reunited, we pick up right where we left off. It’s as if we never left each other in the first place. Since we are constantly calling, texting or Snapchatting when we are apart, we basically know everything that has been going on in the other person’s life. So no time is wasted catching the other person up. We can go straight into enjoying the other one’s company.

I would not be the person I am today without you.

You are always there to support me in everything I take on, keep me going on the right path, and comment on my Instagram pictures to make me smile. You are constantly encouraging me to be a better version of myself. I wouldn’t trade all of the memories we share for the world.

It is so hard not to be able to see you all the time like most best friends but I know you are always just a phone call away. In case I haven’t told you this enough, thank you for your constant support and friendship. I love you long time best friend.