Whodini posed a question that still remains unanswered for many, "Friends. How Many of Us Have Them?"


Well, let me answer that by saying I have been blessed to have the same ten group of friends since elementary and middle school. They've grown to be more than friends. They are my sisters. We've been through everything, from puppy love to graduations to weddings to parenting, and I wouldn't change a thing.

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I've learned a lot from them over the years. I laugh my way through even the toughest circumstances simply from a silly action or comment made by one of my hilarious sista-friends. I've learned what it truly means to give myself more credit. I don't always admit it, but I believe I would've lost myself along the way if it weren't for my friends. Friends are there when it matters most. Believe it or not, some friends will have your back more than your own kin. Sad, but true. I'd like to think friendships are your own personal judgment-free zone in which you can confide in, cry to, be authentically you, encourage, and enjoy life with.

One thing's for certain, within every group of friends, there are at least five different types of friends that we all have (and need). Some friends may even be all of these types in one.

1. The Down-To-Ride Friend

She's the friend will put a whole new perspective on "ride or die," the friend who is down for everything. This can be a good and bad thing, but in my case, it's always been more positive than anything else. Think of her as the one that always has your back in a time of need. This friend is the friend who's ready to pull a drive-by mission when you need to stalk that not-so-ex boyfriend of yours.

She's ready to back you up even though in the back of her mind she's probably questioning your current life decisions. She is literally down to ride even if that means an hour commute just to grab a bite from your favorite spot. She's ready, willing, and able with no questions asked. Loyalty is an understatement.

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