Friends, they come and go. Childhood, High School, College, Work, and the list goes on. Friends are an important part of life, they help shape who you are as a person. They are there for you when you need them and a little too honest at times, but we love them anyways. There are so many in this world and we think thats what makes life fun, is getting to meet different . Since they play such a huge part in our lives, we started to think about the importance of having a variety of different friends and why that was important and here is what we came up with.
1. The supportive
Having that support system is so important to our mental health and self esteem. After a bad day, a poor decision, or no matter what you are going through these friends are always there supporting you 100%. So you decided to get those bangs you have always wanted, even after everyone has told you a big hard NO, this friend is there to support you and wont judge the outcome. They just want to see you happy, and if pursing those bangs can do that, then they are already in the car waiting to go to the hair salon.
2. The brutally Honest
She may be a little rough around the edges but her only intention is to make you a better and stronger person, we promise. She will tell you how it is and you can take it as it is, mind you it is all out of love. We all need that one friend that doesn't sugar coat anything and tells you what you don't want to hear, even if you didn't ask. She is the reason you don't text back your loser ex boyfriend, or worse take him back. She is there to pick you up and put you right back on your feet, and then kick you in the ass and tell you to get back out there, again we are sure it's out of love.
3. The GirlBoss
This girl is killing it in the professional field. She politely declines many social events due to work, but who cares, she has met like 10 famous people in like the past six months and is on every VIP list. She takes things seriously and does not think twice about decision making. She empowers you just from one conversation, and may even make you question whether you're doing enough at work. She has a contact list that can get you the in with anyone and she would gladly refer you. She makes a great reference, so stay on her good side.
4. The social butterfly
This girl's name is very well known and is on the radar for any party or gathering. These friends are the reason you ever attend any social event and your forever plus one, or rather you are their plus one. Most of the time they will shoot you a text about an event and when you choose to decline, they don't get offended or think twice, because they have a phone full of contacts that would gladly accept. But don't worry, she will still continue to keep inviting you to things, and thats why we love her.
5. The wise mentor
Everyone needs a wise mentor in their life. Whether this be your mom, an old babysitter, or your boss, these women walk you through the steps of life, because they have been there. They can't tell what it is going to be like but they can guide you along the way. Their experiences become a lesson for you to learn from. They make mistakes so we can make a few less. She is always one step ahead of you when it comes to college, marriage, babies and so on.
6. The memory keeper
This is the high school or college best friend. They are the all around person you turn to for anything. The first person you call crying to because you just saw a tagged picture of your Ex on Facebook with his new girlfriend, making "being done" all to real, and the first person you call when you find out you got the job you were so nervous to go into an interview for because you really wanted it. She has been there from day one and holds all your best memories. The drunken college freshmen nights, the bad hair cuts, the way too plucked eyebrows, and your greatest life achievements.
7. The adventurous friend
This friend is a girl on the go. She travels often and never says no to something that involves dropping everything to find some adventure and learn a little more about different cultures. She inspires you in every aspect, the be a better person, to explore a little more, and to find your true passion. She is always making you explore your thoughts a little more and probably puts things into perspective for you. She sees life through the eyes of a wanderer and is a free spirit Without these friends, we may lose our desire to travel and miss out on experiences. She keeps you young, so keep her around.
What type of friend are you and did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below!
"It's the friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey"