Which friends will you add to the list?
The Old Friend-in my life, this is the one who trudged miles behind the rest of the group across a cross-country field in a freshman "wellness" class with me, the one who watched me stick out my thumb at a passing car so that we could get a ride back to the gym instead of walking, and who slid right into the car of the president of the university and ducked waaaay down as we passed the rest of the class climbing the hill. The stories we can tell about each other? That's a bond no matter how far apart we live.
The New Friend-mistakenly thinks I have my stuff together. Does not disappear upon learning the truth. That's sweet.
The Work Friend-we bonded three jobs ago and still miss each other like crazy while we keep up on Facebook and text gossip to each other.
The Good Influence-no matter how angry you are or hurt by the world, they never sink to your level. Yes, it's annoying. It's also necessary. I am NEVER this friend. You're mad? Okay, me, too. I'm mad for you.
The Bad Influence-Hi, my name is Cheryl. If you have an opening here on your roster, just pencil me in. Don't know if you should spend the money? My answer is yes. Should you get that pair of shoes/have dessert? Go. For. It. You would like to execute some petty and completely legal revenge on an ex or your terrible neighbor? Welcome to my brainstorming session.
The Internet Friend-love them and I love how, miles away, they can come in and say exactly what you needed to hear when you need it. We can be friends because of what we love, not where we live, and it's amazing to find that connection.
Who's missing? What kind of friends should we add to the sampler?