We made it through 6th grade. It wasn’t easy, but with my best friend Katie we got it done.
We also hit up amusement parks, won many lacrosse games and danced like no one was watching. It seemed like we had it figured out.
So that’s when I realized that you can never be too comfortable. And nothing lasts forever. I’m not talking about our friendship, that’s a BFF legend in the making. I’m really speaking of the comfort of someone who knows and cares about you no matter what.
My best friend is moving. This Sucks. Sucks. Sucks.
But I’m a #GLUGirl and I’ll rise to the occasion. And I’m guessing that I’m not the only one who has to do it. So why don’t we stick together?
Here’s my plan (and plz borrow whatever you want if you need it):
Feel sad but then happy:
I plan to “mope around”, like my mom says, when Katie leaves. I’ll be cranky and annoyed for a bit. My parents will understand and then tell me to put a smile on my face. I’ll try, and then maybe I’ll be in a better mood.
Because there’s a new place to visit. And distance is irrelevant. And I have FaceTime.
Take that, 90s kids. You had to write letters.
Keep in touch:
This part is hard. Everybody is busy. And it’s easy to send a text in place of really speaking to one another. Quick notes as a reminder that you’re both out there are great. But, like we had mentioned in other stories, don’t forget to pick up that 1000 lb ☎️.
I also plan to remember that Katie may be my bestie, but I have other friends too. I may lock myself in my room for a few days and be sad, but I will get out and hang with the rest of my group. Maybe even make a few new friends too.
You’re still in it together:
My mom keeps telling me that there’s a lot of adrenaline and butterflies when you are planning a move. And when you land you can feel very alone in a new place. My BFF has a big family with lots of support but I plan to be there for her too.
- Call her on her first day at her new school
- Send her a pic on the first day of mine saying I wish she were here
- Make plans to visit so we both have something to look forward to
What else would you add? I’m taking suggestions.
Make an effort:
My mom is up in my business about making an effort with all the relationships in my life. I can’t wait for the texts to come in or for someone to start a Snap streak. I have to create them too. Be social.
But I also know my boundaries. I’ll hang and create new memories and other times you’ll find me on TikTok zoning out. That’s just the way it’s going to be.
Balance. Gen Z Style.
So that’s it. I’m not all rainbows about this. I doubt it’s perfect but it’s doable and we’ll all be good over time. She’ll make new friends and so will I. We’ll both keep playing sports, going to dance and doing homework (aka growing up).
Ugh, life lessons. I’m really going to miss her.