Best Friends: The Same, But Different

Guest Post from Kerin Miller

Wildflowers Unscripted Writing Challenge Day 13: How my friends/fam would describe me

I could give you my best guess for today’s topic. Instead, I reached out to my best friend when I saw this as a writing challenge topic and asked if she would write today’s post. So, here it is–my best friend’s take on how she would describe me.

When Ty asked me to guest blog for her, the last topic I imagined to write on would be, well, Ty.

Our friendship began when we met way back in the sixth grade when I was the kid in tan overalls who started school two weeks late. Since then we have laughed, battled and grown through high school, college and the beginning of adulthood together. There are few memories of mine that do not include her in them.

August 2013
August 2013

As best friends, we have gone from being the same person to two completely different individuals. She is the stability to my with-the-wind personality. I’m the one who tends to act and then think later, while she will more likely already have a plan in action. In that sense, we balance each other.

Like any other relationship, we’ve learned to work through our strengths and weaknesses. This more laidback “do-what-you-want” Tyece has graciously replaced the “judge-now-ask-questions-later” version. With that said, I admire how much she has grown to be more accepting and a less judgmental person.

But if there was one thing I could change about Ty, it would be for her to be easier on herself. She sets all these expectations for herself, which any hard-working person should do, but sometimes things just don’t work out, and I often see how difficult that can be for her to accept.

As a whole, my best friend has grown so much into the powerhouse her graduation cap called into action three years ago, and I’m glad I’ve been able to witness it. Her ability to set a goal and get it done is something I look up to because Lord knows it’s something I struggle with.

I think that’s why we appreciate our friendship so much; things we are not good at we tend to pull from the other.  Well that and our knack for sitting on a couch for hours watching Sex and the City.

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