My Best Friend

I have a best friend. Her name is Farah Abdou. I know, I'm pretty lucky.

If that sounds silly to you, then I wonder if you've found your best friend? I think it's easy to know - when someone asks you if you have a best friend and you think "I have several," then I don't think you understand what I mean when I say "best friend." 

I truly didn't understand what a best friend was until I met mine.  Let's put it this way,  I place all of the weight of everything I do on my best friend and she completely supports me totally upright. All the time. And that makes me feel really lucky. 

And I think she's the only one who genuinely understands my humor in the most complete way possible. 

It's helpful that we come from a similar background, even though our stories are incredibly different. We met in college but if you saw us together, you would think we've known each other our whole lives. Once we went a year without talking - not because anything happened, we just didn't say anything to each other. Then one of us text the other, I don't even remember who because it wasn't even a "thing" and literally nothing had changed, it was as if we had talked every day that past year. I think that's the sign of a true friend.

The way we met is pretty funny, actually. We were at a mutual friend's birthday party and I needed a partner to kick some booty in beer pong. So I shouted that need to the general air around me, and she jumped in to volunteer. We played that game very confident in our skills to win, and we were completely shot out - we didn't get one cup.  House rules dictated that we either had to do a lap around the house naked on or sit under the beer pong table for the next game, so we obviously chose the latter. And sitting there in our defeat, we just clicked. I would say we've been best friends ever since.

And when we're together, I think our happy energy just surrounds us with amazing people who contribute the same. 

So, I hope you've found your best friend. Because I honestly don't even want to imagine what my life would be like without mine. 

Nadya Grace