There is no question that dating and finding a partner is hard but something that I think is equally hard is finding a best friend after you have gotten married and/or graduated college. In college and high school, you have seemingly endless amounts of hours to chat on the phone and learn every detail of you friend's lives. You spend every waking hour together. It is amazing and easy to learn about another person that way.
As an adult, however, it often times feels impossible. There is the meeting part, the flirtation part, the first friend date, it is all so awkward. Then, on top of that, you have a busy life all by yourself. They, too, have their own life. There never feels like enough time.
That is why I am beyond grateful to have found and kept Tiffany around and become so close to her. I love her. She is my best friend. She is my family.
We are so different in many ways but our mutual disgust of bullshit and deep love of eating and drinking binds us to each other. I trust her with my secrets, my fears, my judgments and my kid. She has been there for me when I have needed her, when I have been a huge cranky bitch and she still loves me and wants to hang out with me. I never worry that I will do or say anything so weird that she will freak out. Everybody should have a friend like her.
I am thankful to the universe for sending Tiffany to me and to Tiffany for all of the big and little ways that she loves and supports me. I only hope that I am half the friend you are to me!