I met C when we were 12 years old, outside of her locker at school.
And though I remember that single moment, I don’t remember when she went from “M’s friend” to “my friend” to “my best friend” to “my sole life partner.” But that’s what happened. After spending my entire middle school career with her, I was tragically forced to move high schools.
She is always the biggest open ear when I have my own relationship qualms.
We remember our inside jokes, our favorite movies and music like they are still new to us.
A lot of people told us that friends shouldn’t live together since college was about meeting new people, but we didn’t care.
We already knew that we wanted to do everything together, even in our “more adult” lives. Together, we met people we still love (like C’s husband! We took some of the same classes, but ultimately landed on different majors.