My Best Friend

by - 09:00

This is going to be a personal post, written for my best friend, Devon, on her 19th birthday.


First of all, happy 19th birthday! You're only one year away from being 20 (how scary is that), better get a mortgage and start a pension plan. 

We met, what seems like, a very long time ago in 2009. We've been best friends for 8 years! I've put up with you for 8 years! You've put up with me for 8 years!! But I couldn't have gone through those eight years without you.

(absolute 10/10's)

You made my high school years bearable, all of my good memories lead back to you. Like when we would stay in our form room over lunch and mess around, running away from the 'hallway guard' haha, or how about that time when we got locked in one of the classrooms after school on purpose, and then got scared, changed our minds and decided to call your dad for help. We have so many amazing memories together, I could talk about them all day, so here's a little list of some of my favourite memories that you've given me (in no particular order):

1. The frozen egg
2. Manchester 
3. Jamie's Italian 
4. Fire Kills, Fire Hurts 
5. MakeupGalzz

(I hope you're laughing as much as I am right now). 

Even though we've both been through some pretty shit times, we still make each other laugh, and that's something that I really love about our friendship. You're the type of person I can have really deep conversations with, as well as really funny and, albeit, stupid ones too. Our text messages are my most treasured possessions, literal gold.   

I used to see you every single day, well, when we weren't ill that is. Since leaving school I've had to deal with hardly ever seeing you, I genuinely don't get to see you as often as I would like, and I know that it's my fault. I'm sorry that I'm not always there when you need me to be, like tonight for example. It's your birthday and I can't even celebrate with you, I can't even get my own best friend a birthday gift and it makes me feel so shit, but when I'm rich and famous I'll deffo make it up to you, I promise.

And I know that you still struggle sometimes, and you don't always tell me when you're struggling, but know that I'm always on the other-side of that phone of yours (you know, when you can actually remember to reply to me), I can't always be with you in person, but that doesn't mean that I'm completely useless (emphasis on the word 'completely').

I want to say that I'm so proud of you for everything, I know I say this all the time but it's only because it's true, you're the strongest person I know. You've been through so much, and you always come out a better person afterwards. I'm so proud of you for going back to college and trying A levels again, and even though I'll miss you so so so much, I'm proud of you for choosing to go to uni to become what you've always wanted to be. You genuinely are my biggest inspiration, and I'm so happy to see how far you've come, and I'm so excited to see how far you'll go. You're going to be the best teacher ever!

(I mean look at how hot you are tho)

I know that your exams aren't over yet, so I just want to remind you that you're a badass and you can do it. Don't stress yourself out too much and look forward to having an amazing summer!

There's so much more that I could write, but I'll leave it here. So to my greatest friend and my favourite Gemini in the whole world, I hope you have the best birthday ever because you really do deserve it. And although I won't be there, just know that I'll be thinking of you. Enjoy your night, and although it's the worst number in the world, enjoy being 19! I love you my little pineapple...

Lots of love,

Caitlin Jordan Teresa Louise Patrick Steele x

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