The idea of our “best friend” has evolved as awkwardly as we have since childhood: there are many phases of best friends and many types of BFFs. Some stay with us since childhood and others we are lucky enough to pick up along the way.
We have gone from the best friend, who we played make-believe games with as toddlers.
To the BBFLs in elementary school, who we tried new sports with and pretended we were “big kids.”
To the best friends in middle school, who we mutually helped get through the inexplicable awkwardness of 6th-8th grade.
To the best friends in high school, who we acted like pure fools with and thought we could handle a lot more than we actually could.
To the sistas (or bros) in college, who we cried in front of, who knew our secrets, who tested our limits, and who struggled hard with us.
To the current besties in our post-grad life. They are a special kind of best friend. There are different life experiences to explore, different stories to tell, different problems to tackle.
Here are the types of best-friend-moments you will have in your post grad, adult-like life:
1. “Going Out” means going out the door (only slightly) to get the pizza delivery
2. “Girls Nights” are more like laying on the couch (or floor) and just complaining
3. “Shopping Days” are when you run into each other at the grocery store and can both only afford a maximum of 6 items
4. “Movie Nights” are Netflix marathons that turn into weekend-long endeavors
5. “Drinks Night” consist of getting all dressed and ready, only to realize it’s already 9:30pm and close to bedtime, so you stay in and drink cheap wine from a bag instead
6. “Adventures” are more like finding a new, trendy place to eat that is all over social media and pretending you are “cool” or whatever that is these days
7. “Gossip” is more like pulling up the Facebook accounts of old high school peers and either 1)laughing until you snort or 2) punching the computer screen
8. “Laughing-fits” are when you both realize that you have nothing going for you LOLOLololo….
9. Text conversations are just sending each other memes about your day or sending Buzzfeed posts that are scarily-accurate of your current struggles
10. Birthdays are more like a set actual nights out that you force each other to do
So happy National Best Friends Day 2016, you poor kids!