Friends come in all shapes and sizes, and throughout the years you get to realize who they are as individuals. Though you figure it out, it never changes the friendship you have with them. Here are six types of friends every girl needs in her life, and I feel so lucky that I can call all these ladies my friends!
The Are you F*&%ing Crazy Friend – With this friend you have heard yourself say, “You got into a limo with some random and you drove where?” OR “What do you mean you are moving across the county with a guy you barely know?” In the future, this curious pal will probably feel that it is sufficient enough to email her friends and give them a heads-up about her wedding in Vegas last week or send a text letting you know that she joined a cult in Utah and will no longer be available. She may think of herself as a problem-solver, due to having had so many, but her broad outlook on life can be very refreshing!
The Serious Has Her Act Together Friend – In high school, this determined gal was the class valedictorian (or close to it) and you knew she would be very successful in life. She will be the first to get “the nice house” in “the nice area”. She will have acquired that house because she is the most analytical and she knew to aim for that high paying job right out of college. While all your other friends are struggling to get by, this friend is one of the first to be married, one of the first to settle down and one of the first to have kids. She can be a little intense at times, but she is one of the most personable people you know. So personable that when you go out with her she has the urge to speak with everyone, and I mean EVERYONE that she meets.
The Quiet Unless Intoxicated Friend – This reserved pal has always been the “creative one”. She may be a bit reserved, possibly well-organized, and seems to have it all together most of the time. But then she has that one drink with a teeny bit of liquor, and she is the first to hit the floor. In my experience this friend is quite pint-sized (hard to hold your liquor when you are approximately the size of a shot glass) and in most cases she has an occupation that accentuates her artistic bone.
The Nurturing Chameleon Friend – This personable friend is usually from a large family. Growing up she was “______’s younger sister” or “______’s older sister” and maybe she has always struggled with just being herself and this is why she is as adaptable as a chameleon. It seems that every time she has a new boyfriend she will shift herself to morph perfectly into his life. You are optimistic that when she meets that perfect guy they will make a life together and she will be this enthusiastically loving and equal partner for him. She always seems to feel responsible for others and is very mothering. You know that once she does have children…all 10 of them, she will be the best mother ever!
The Free Flower Friend – This friend may take nontraditional paths in life, but she will always remain a dependable pal you can call on at any time. Her motto is to just go with the flow and she may be one of the most positive people you know, always looking at the bright side of life! She may be a bit more reserved, but is a blast when she is with people she knows and loves. She has high aspirations for her life (but she may not always share them) and when you have juicy news this person is so trustworthy you know she will never spill.
The I am Never Getting Old Friend – In the past, she was always the one drinking everyone else under the table. This friend is usually so organized it borders anal retentive, but that organization makes for awesome vacations and parties that you do little or no planning for! She is the friend that almost needs a medical professional to tell her that it is about time to stop drinking due to illness and to slow down. Either with work, friendships, or family she remains dedicated and is quite conscientious about her life choices. She can be spontaneous, but it seems she has and always will step very carefully through life.
Whether right out of college or meandering through the craziness that is college, it is awesome to recognize these wonderful pals in your life. And as the years fly by, it is even more exciting having a better understanding of who these women are and being able to experience life’s highs and lows with them as your friends!
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