Thursday, July 23, 2015

Closeness Has Nothing to Do With Distance

If you're reading this, I've already boarded a plane and am on my way to visit my best friend, Kevin. He lives in Ohio (or nearly 800 miles away, according to Google maps).

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I found this while looking for images with long distance friendship quotes.  If you like it, you can purchase it here. (And no, this isn't a sponsored thing ... I just wanted to give proper credit!
Long distance friendships aren't easy. In fact, the majority of my closest friends live elsewhere: Ohio, Kentucky, Washington, Florida, West Virginia, and Minnesota (to name a few). I think this goes with the territory as an adult (especially if you've moved to another state at some point in your life), but it can still suck at times.

It's most difficult when you spend a lot of time apart. I haven't seen a few of my friends (Kevin included) since my wedding in November 2013. It's not that we don't want to see each other ... It's just that we all have other responsibilities. It's not always easy to get away (even for a long weekend!) or coordinate schedules, and it's definitely not cheap.

But even though I don't see them as often as I'd like, I still consider these people to be some of my closest friends. These are the people I immediately run to when I need advice or want to share news (whether good or bad). These are the people I trust with my secrets. These are the people I can spend hours laughing or crying with. These are the people I want in my life forever, even if we have to work a little harder to maintain our friendships.

This weekend, though, Kevin and I won't have to work as hard ... We can just enjoy the time we have together. And since we've always been able to easily pick back up where we left off, it won't even feel like it's been so long since we've seen each other. I'm really lucky to have a friend like this.


  1. Enjoy! These types of friends are the best types of friends.

  2. love that quote! i have best friends in sydney and kentucky, so no matter where i live, someone is on the other side of the world lol. i used to be sad about it, but instead i tried to think of it as being thankful that i actually had friends that i could be on the other side of the world from and still pick up where we left off. anyway enjoy your time together!