I also have a best friend. I always like the concept of best friend. It is so much fun to know that there is someone who knows you forever and has seen all these personal aspects of your life. My best friend lived with my mother for a short while and actually it was my step father who gave her the extra push she needed to take her big European adventure after high school. We met at 11 and have been friends ever since. We have never lost touch. We have supported each other through all of our major decisions in life. We basically have totally different friends. Of course we do know many of the same people. After high school our lives took on very different flavors. She is still unmarried without children, I am married and with. The things we choose to do. The things we choose to wear. The things we deeply believe in, I am not sure if any of it is the same, although I am sure it intersects. The choices we made in our late teens – it was all different, what we felt was cool – not the same – and now at thirty eight we are still best friends. I know her in a way noone else can know her because we met at 11 and have been there for each other through every stage up until the present.
Original author: LoriB