When It’s Time to Let Go of Friendships

Letting go of friendships is incredibly difficult…at least it is for me. I don’t like to give up on my relationships. I want to fix everything. This has caused me immense stress and heartbreak over the years, and I know I’m not alone. But guess what? IT’S OKAY TO LET GO. It really is. I’m … Continue Reading

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Laughing and Learning Through Life’s Many Changes

This article is a part of the #ShareWhatMatters campaign, a movement dedicated to sharing positivity, gratitude, activism and the stories that really matter.  Growing up with a father who worked in the oil industry, I moved a lot. By a lot I mean almost every year of my life. Adjusting over and over was incredibly … Continue Reading

9 Things I’ve Learned About Being A Big Sister

Coming from a family of all girls and being the oldest has taught me a lot. As the oldest, you are expected to set an example and lead your younger siblings. With two little sisters, I was especially responsible for leading by example when it came to behavior, curfews, the way I dressed and the … Continue Reading

What do you do when your friend hurts you?

Just like any relationship, friendships have good and bad times. There are ups, like the nights you can’t stop laughing over the dumbest things. And there are also downs, the months that may go by without talking. When a friend hurts you, don’t take it personally. Sometimes friends drift apart. Best friends make new best … Continue Reading

20 Things Your Best Friends Deserve to Hear Today

Best friends are the foundation of happiness. They’re the glue that holds all the broken pieces of our sanity together. They mean more than anything, and yet sometimes distance and time keeps us from letting them know how sacred they really are. This is for all the awesome best friends out there that need a … Continue Reading

7 Things I Really Understood After My Mom Left

We all have a story. We all have experiences that forced us to overcome and rise from the wreckage of life’s most devastating disappointments. This is mine. A couple years before my dad passed, my mom walked out of our lives. She left her kids to pursue a life with some truck driver whose name … Continue Reading

What do you do when your friend becomes a stranger?

Growing apart from a friend is a different kind of loss. With a breakup, often it’s a quick stab to the chest and then you’re forced to face reality. One of you essentially said, “It’s over.” and you were forced to understand that. When you lose a friend it’s a slow, confusing process of watching … Continue Reading

21 Things Only Long Distance Friend Groups Understand

  True friendship knows no bounds…and has no boundaries. 1. Group texts are a way of life. 2. Essentially, if you leave that thing alone for a few hours you come back to fifty messages. 3. Late night phone calls must be answered. 4. Countdowns to the next time you will be seeing each other … Continue Reading

40 Weird Things That Happen When Your Boyfriend Is Your Best Friend

My boyfriend is my best friend, which means every day gets to be filled with love, laughter and the perfect dose of craziness. 1. He sees you in true form. There’s right before bed, zit cream and all. There’s drunk you with eye liner smeared on your face and nacho cheese in your hair. There … Continue Reading

35 Thank-You Messages For Your True Best Friends

“Friends are the family you choose.” – Jess C. Scott Thank you for being there for me when I call you and need someone to just listen. It doesn’t matter where we are in this world or in our lives, I know you will always pick up. Thank you for always being my biggest fan … Continue Reading