Best friends, but miles apart.

I miss you. I miss our random coffee dates and our crazy nights out in town. I miss our lazy afternoons in front of the TV with a cup of tea and our last-minute dinners together. I miss being able to just simply pop round whenever I wanted to. I miss our gossiping over a bottle of wine and our walks around town with no destination. I miss the days we spent trying to find something to do or somewhere nice to go and in the end give up and do nothing all day.

A best friend is a sister from a different family. She is the girl you spend most of your time with, share all your little secrets with, and the one you go to when you need to talk. She is the one girl that you feel most comfortable around and knows will never say a bad word about you. She is the one who is there for you when you need a shoulder to cry on or someone to laugh at your stupid jokes that no one else understands. Your conversations don’t make sense to anyone else but you two. And you know each other so well as if you really were sisters. She is the one person that constantly reminds you that you are not alone in the world, making you laugh when you don’t even feel like smiling.

Together you discover new adventures, learn new things in life, and support one another through good and bad times. Being there and helping when needed; and giving each other their space to figure things out on their own if that’s what they prefer. Because best friends make good times better and the sad times easier.

No matter how far apart we are, you are still my best friend. I will visit, you will visit, and maybe one day we will manage to arrange to meet halfway or maybe twice around the world somewhere and spend our holidays together in another country. And it’s not like we can ever lose contact with all this technology available at our fingertips anyway. Friendship isn’t necessarily about who you have known the longest; it’s about who came and never left your side. Just because I live in a different country now that doesn’t mean I have left you.

And even if we don’t speak for ages, we are still there for each other when we need to be. Just because we don’t speak all the time doesn’t mean we don’t like each other anymore, it doesn’t mean that we aren’t best friends anymore. It just means that we are in a different time zone, we are both busy and don’t know exactly what each other is doing every day; it’s hard to know when the best time to call is.

We can’t just text each other and say ‘Hey, let’s grab a coffee in half-hour, shall we?’ anymore. It’s not that simple. Or ‘Fancy a quick drink after work?’. We are too far apart now. I honestly don’t care if I lose people who don’t want to be in my life anymore but you, my best friend, are one of the few people I never want to lose.

It’s hard being apart, especially when I am feeling a bit lonely but I know I can always text you. I have left a part of me there with you. And I miss more when I need you the most.

Just remember, either we are side by side, or miles apart, you are my best friend and you will always be in my heart.

Author: Demie Charlotte Chioni

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