That’s 25 for those of you that don’t know how old Justin Bieber is.
I had to google it because I didn’t know/care how old he was but the point is that my friendship with Rebecca is that old.
Has endured that long.
The lifetime of a grown-ass human who has sold billions of records (again, don’t know/care).
Actually, I was almost 25 years old when Rebecca and I met.
I mentioned in the last post how April is my birthday month and in honor of such, I am doing all of my writing off of “prompts”.
Prompts, in the blogging world, are ideas for blog posts written by somebody else so that you don’t have to think.
Maybe I will just blog about other peoples ideas for the remainder of this blog’s existence.
This week’s prompts are:
Three things my BFF and I have in common AND the most important qualities in a friend.
I had started a post about our friendship back in November and then forgot about it until I realized what the prompt was and thought, why not mesh the two posts into one?!
Half-assery at its best and we know that I am really good at half-assery.
Last summer, a mutual friend mentioned to Rebecca and me how envious (in a good way) she was that we had each other; how amazing our friendship was and it kind of took us by surprise because honestly, we never really think about our friendship in those terms.
Oh sure, we appreciate each other but we don’t really dwell on it. I liken it to what a sisterhood might feel like. It’s been there for so long that you take it for granted but totally appreciate it on a subtle level, if that makes any sense.
So as not to make this a book (which some of you don’t seem to like in a blog post, ahem), here are my answers to the prompts.
Three things Rebecca and I have in common
1- We both love to eat.
This can be very dangerous and could be a potential problem if we end up living together Golden Girls-style at the end of our lives.
2- We have the same sense of humor. I think a lot of people don’t realize how funny she is because she is more reserved than me. We are constantly cracking ourselves up and often say that we really need our own show.
Get on that, Hulu.
3- We both love to feather our nests. Not everyone loves to do this, I am learning. Or rather, others idea of feathering their nests is much different but Rebecca and I have a very similar aesthetic going on in our homes.
Could we have been influenced by each other over the past 25 years? Totally. Now, our homes don’t look exactly like the other on the inside but the vibe is the same.
Most Important Qualities in a Friend
I don’t really like this prompt because I don’t have a “list” of qualities that are important in friendships. I love that I have friends who are of all different backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and religions (or non-religions).
But for me, loyalty is the most important quality in friendship. Oh and a love for food. If you don’t like to eat, I don’t know that we could be friends.
Side note, I saw the above quote and thought of Rebecca immediately because whenever I am going through something medical or mental, she will do research online and report back to me so I feel better about it.
I feel like if you have a friendship that has lasted over 15 years, it is almost like you become sisters/brothers.
Kind of like common law marriage but with friends.
Way longer than any Justin Bieber album on the charts or Justin Bieber marriage.
I didn’t want to make this a book, so to get some insight about how our friendship evolved, you can head to the following posts: