Friendship Is...

What does the term friend mean? What does it really mean to be bffs and/or besties? People throw these terms around lightly each and everyday on social networks. But my question is what does friendship look like to you?
To me friendship means loyalty, laughter, honesty, and respect. I would consider myself an okay friend. I can be a selfish person by nature. I mean just being honest, I'm stubborn and pretty stuck in my ways like a lot of people I know. I am about my business and that can be a blessing and curse, but back to the issue at hand. What does is mean to be a friend?
To be a friend is to compromise and to give. I was born into a big family, so naturally I grew up with built in best friends. I have five siblings and two rock star parents. Our family is very tight knit and I know that I can rely on my family no matter what the situation is. No matter how many times we fight or argue or crack on each other, we stick together. Friendship looks a lot like family. I thank God for the love and friendship that my parents instilled in us from birth. I would have never ventured off into fashion if my big sister didn't do it first. My siblings and parents are the greatest people in this world and I'm blessed to count them as my friends.

My two closest friends outside of my family are more like additional sisters to me than friends. I can vent to these girls, party with them, laugh with them, be myself, fart, and act crazy! It's really a blessing to have good friends! Sometimes in life we come across people who just get us. Those are the type of people that you should never let go of. Friendship is special and necessary. No one can make it in this work alone! We all need someone.
What do you like to do with your best friends? Tell me your favorite memory with your #bbfs below in the comment box!
Dinora and I have been best friends since the seventh grade. I can text her about anything and she will have advice and positive things to say. Do you have a best friend that you can rely on rain, sleet, or shine? I do and she's amazing. Take this time out to text her and tell her what she means to you. Dinora lives in California these days and I want to make my way there one day. Distance couldn't stop us from building upon our friendship that we created in the seventh grade. I still remember acting out in Mr. Aqua's algebra class! Ha those were the good old days!
Deanna and I have been friends for about two years now. We are roommates, so we see each other just about everyday! I appreciate her understanding nature, level headedness, and ability to support without judgement. D is a really good friend and she's taught me a lot about friendship. God knew what He was doing when He made us roommates. I will forever cherish my college years and all of the memories that I have and are still to come with my bestie, Deanna! Our life long friendship started out at the Campus View pool. I know that she thought that I was crazy in the beginning, but now she gets me and vice versa. We're solid because we've both been A1 since day one!
I would venture to say that my two best friends are complete opposites of each other, but have common traits; loyalty and support. What do you like about your friends?
What is the point of this post you say? I just want you to look around and realize that there are amazing people around you. If you value any relationship then nurture it. A lot of people will come in and out of your life, but true friends are once in a lifetime gems. That goes for friendships and relationships as well.
I have the most loving, understanding, smart, trustworthy, giving, and handsome boyfriend in all of the world! The best part about our relationship is our friendship. We talk about everything. His ambitions inspire me and vice versa. I guess what I'm trying to tell you is friendships are important when looking for a mate as well. Date someone that you can be 100% honest with about everything, even when it hurts.
Friendship is about building memories, supporting one another, loving one another, and wiping away each other tears. After 21 years on this Earth I finally get it. You don't need a million friends, just a few one-in-a-million friends and hundreds of people in your network. Don't be afraid to make new friends and never force partnerships, let life happen! Friendship is EVERYTHING!

Much Love,

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