D'Arcy Gray

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Sorry to sound cliche, but I really love my best friend. It has become an extremely horrible inconvenience that I hardly see her nowadays. I remember the times we were together for so long that would get sick of each other. I really wish I could have that feeling back. My house was her house, and her house was my house. My mom was her mom, and her mom was my mom.

She is probably the only person in the world that knows every little secret and detail about my life. She has this amazing ability to instantly understand things by just looking at the expression on my face. I don’t even have to say a word and she just assumes her place right by my side. Whenever I am put in the situation of having to tell her something, she is never even the slightest bit surprised. I am completely convinced that she knows me better than I know myself at times. That becomes really helpful when I’m feeling low because she can always reassure me on who I am and that I always have her.

Since the start of high school, I have gotten to see us both grow up. To some extent, I owe some of my success to her. She is always my biggest cheerleader and competition, all at the same time. We definitely push each other farther and farther. I am really blessed to have her in my life. I know everyone says this about their best friend in high school, but something tells me that she is going to be in my life for along time.

Our friendship isn’t always easy going, and that is why I believe we will remain friends. We always have those arguments and disagreements, but it never lasts long. We can always confide in each other on what is really bothering us. Even when things seem bad, I know she wouldn’t turn her back in the heat of the moment. We have the capability of being mad at each other, but still looking out for each other.

From the way we look, to our personalities, we are so different from each other. She is always the peacekeeper, and sometimes she can even be a push over. I feel like I can be stubborn and inconsiderate at times. Because of our closeness, we have rubbed off on each other. She has definitely learned to stick up for herself more. In return, I have also learned to be much more considerate and patient with people.

I think the reason we are so inseparable is because we both have very similar morals and views. We both make mistakes and do stupid things, but we have a clear view of what we want and find important. We keep each other grounded, and always talk about college and what we want in the future. Unlike other friends I have, she has very similar priorities to me. She is the only friend I’ve maintained a closeness with throughout the years. I think that’s because we both are continually changing and growing up in the same direction.

To put it simply, she is a really important person to me and I would do anything for her. She is the kind of person that gives and helps everyone before she even bothers to think about herself. She is open minded and doesn’t have the same attitude and maturity of most people our age. From the time her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer to the times her father was dealing with his alcoholism, she has proven to be an extremely strong person. It works to my advantage that I have such an amazing person to fall back on.

The last time I saw my best friend was during winter break, when I flew back home. We obviously go to different schools and live in different sates now, but we talk almost everyday. It’s not that I don’t like making close friends or find it important, it’s just no one understands me like my best friend does. I guess I just haven’t felt the need to find a substitute in the mean time.





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