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To You: My Best Friends & Soulmates

I have been told many times in my life that one day I am going to find my soulmate, and that I will live happily ever after. It is assumed that my soulmate is going to be a significant other, someone who saves me from my past and shows me everything that has happened in my life, all made sense.

But what if my soulmate is not a boyfriend? What if my soulmate is the one who held my hair when I drank a little too much at that party freshman year? What if my soulmate is the person who spent every night at my house when I was a child because I was crying and did not want to be alone? What if my soulmate is the one who would call me at midnight and ask if I wanted to go to the diner, because she knew I would always be down for toasted muffins? What if I have more than one soulmate?

To the three girls that have stood by me through thick and thin, this one goes out to you. Of all the relationships in my life, it is you all that I cherish the most. I know that life gets crazy sometimes, and there are days we do not get the chance to talk, but just know at the end of the day, when I go to sleep, and I am dreading waking up the next morning to do it all over again, it is you all who motivate me to keep going.

You push me to be the best version of myself, to be the person I sometimes do not even realize I have the potential to be. I know that sometimes I am difficult to deal with. I give you all a lot of push back when you challenge me on my potential. But, you never waiver in your position. You all stand there and wait for me to come to my senses and see my own worth, like you have all seen in me all along. When I am at my lowest you quite literally carry me from the depths of despair and bring me back to the light.

I could go on and on about how much our friendships mean to me, but at the end of the day, I think you all already know how much I love you. I could have nothing, but I would have everything so long as I have you all by my side. Not many people have the pleasure of saying they are still friends with their childhood best friends: I have got all three of mine. Because of you all, I know what it is like to be loved unconditionally, because trust me I am well aware of how many times I tested those conditions, and you all never failed to love me anyways. Because of you all, I know that family is more than just blood. Because of you all, I know that even on the worst day possible, all I have to do is pick up the phone and call my best friends, and that within minutes we will be laughing about something stupid we once did, and suddenly everything will be okay.

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So, this one is for you all, my soulmates. Thank you all for being you.


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