Come and Go
For me friends are a huge part of my life, they always have been and always will be. Some friends you just can’t lose. You’re lucky if you have someone like that, someone who has always been there for you and you know isn’t going anywhere. For me that friend is Abby Miles. Abby and I have been friends since before we can even remember. Our moms were even friends in school so naturally, we were too. We went through elementary school together (in every single class with each other!) countless hours were spent talking on the phone, playing dolls together, tormenting my sister together, playing sports together, singing songs together, running away from boys and then trying to get boys to notice us together, you name it and we’ve done it…together. After all those years doing everything together we were finally split up and put on separate wings for 7th and 8th grade. At first we were worried that we wouldn’t remain as close as before but really, us being separated turned out to be a good thing. Because we weren’t together we started hanging out with different people, for me one of those people was Tyra Izor. It was so unlikely that Tyra and I would become the great friends that we are now because in 5th and 6th grade we couldn’t stand each other! Abby and Tyra had been friends for a few years so Abby told both Tyra and I that if we just got to know each other we would really like one another…she was right. Now it’s the three of us, all together. Aside from Abby and Tyra I really don’t have many other girl friends. I get along with everyone but I’m just not very close to them. However, Abby, Tyra and I are all really close to the group of boys that we just refer to as “the guys.” The guys are who we go to when we’re just annoyed with each other or need a little break from a lot of the drama that comes with being a girl. We spend a little time with one of the guys or all of them and just there constantly goofy, carefree attitude rubs off onto us and we are put back into a good mood. It’s not like we can have sleepovers with them but they really are almost as close to me as Tyra and Abby but in different ways. Especially with a few of them I can trust them with anything and know that there not gonna go gossip about it and spread it around. A lot of times I will talk to one of them if Tyra and I are having an argument or just if I want some advice on something, and most of the time they listen. Even though what I’m talking about really doesn’t concern them at all they always act really interested, give the best advice they can think of and then we move on to talk about something else. I think it is nice to have boys that you can trust like that and they give you a different perspective on some things. Even though it is great to have them to talk to and hang out with, they will never come before Abby and Tyra who I can count on 100% of the time. My mom always tells me that boys will come and go but true friends will be there all along and I believe that is true.