these girls right here are my best friends. in high school, we were inseperatable. There was never a time in the halls or in class or outside of school that we were not together, and if we weren’t, we were constantly communicating somehow. we go by the name of BBLCK, which we got the idea by the sound “blehhhhck”. everyone criticized us, saying that it’s stupid how much time we spent together and how we’d be amazed because in two years we won’t even know each other anymore, because we’d be too caught up in our college lives and friends there. we had so many people hate us for no reason, although looking back on it we now know the reason is because they were jealous of how close the five of us were (most of them admitted this to us;)) this past year a few of us left for college, me being the farthest away. all my other friends were saying how nervous they were leaving their home friends and lives because they didn’t want to lose the things they cared about so much back home. i was the only person who wasn’t worried about these things. the reason was because i knew that those who were my real friends would stick with me, and those who weren’t, were not meant to be in my life for the long haul. i wasn’t even worried about losing these four because i knew in my heart that they would always be with me, no matter what happened to all of us. I was right.
We began with me and the Ginger child on the left. The two of us met in third grade, on the playground at recess. Our teachers were best friends, so we were always in each others class and doing things with each others class. I remember the first time I ever saw her. We were lining up in our class lines at recess and these kids in front of me were talking about the new girl with orange hair over there. They pointed and low and behold, I saw my best friend for the first time. My memory is so creepy I even remember both of our outfits. I remember thinking that I wanted to become friends with her, and I thought she was hilarious and also really hyper, which was perfect cause I was too. Throughout the years we’ve always been close. She was even by my side in fifth and sixth grade when I was isolated by all of the other kids. How she’s put up with me for this long, I have no idea, but I am so unbelievably thankful that she has. I don’t think that there is a single thing that she doesn’t know about me, or hasn’t been there for me for. The two of us were psychos together throughout our youth and without her I would have had no one. She’s stood up for me at times when no one else has, and her friendship has no equal. There were nights growing up where we’d just call each other on the phone and do nothing but cry, and many more times were we’d do nothing but laugh about something for fifteen minutes straight. She’s always accepted me for the insane individual that I am, and that alone says a lot.
From there, the two of us headed Into middle school, where we met the blonde roman head in the middle. We all had the same science teacher and became super good friends with her, because she was super young. We discovered that like ourselves, she was super insane and quirky and hyper. We would also blast country music through the halls with our own voices and while everyone else made fun of us, she sang along. Our friendship began there. In those years, our double duo became a trio. Roman head never ever failed to make the two of us die of laughter in any situation. We watched each other fall in love for the first time and when we were upset, she would turn the mood around in an instant. I cannot even count the amount of times someone would make fun of us and she’d defend us without even thinking, or the amount of times I’d be on a downward spiral and shed take the reigns and instantly make me feel better. She was like a human guardian angel for the three of us, and the missing piece in our lives.
After middle school came the Asian, in the back. We began on weird terms, because we all thought she was the weirdest person alive, and she thought the same. So we spent all of first year hating each other. Then sophomore year started and the Ginger and Roman head befriended her. Through their friendship we got to know each other and we discovered that we were actually the two coolest people on the planet. She quickly became the fourth part to our pack. Her quick-witted comments and hilarious additions to our conversations made any day better in an instant, and could make us all pee our pants at the most random times. When our lives sucked, she proved to be a strong fourth addition to vent to and someone who would just listen, no matter what. And her advice would always make you feel better because it not only made sense but it was hilarious. The four of us now joined at the hip would go on random adventures and create millions of random games and go psycho over birthdays and holidays and everything else. We all came to know each others favorite singers like a sibling and became obsessed ourselves.
And then, The Newbie on the right came along. She had been in the background this whole time, but came to our attention at the end of high school. She had been the closest thing to what Ginger had to a sister her whole life, and because of that I came to know her my whole life too. Somehow, she got sucked in to the craziness of the four of us and fit right in like the fifth wheel we always somehow knew we were missing. Her positive outlook on life and love for everything around her, and her insanity and hyperness matched all of our own and with her, we became one.
And then there’s me. The Shit Show in the printed off picture. The one with the life that could be a famous soap opera. The one who without these four would probably be lying in a ditch somewhere. But as you can see, they’ve got my back. They always have, and always will.
It has gotten to the point where we now know exactly what the other is thinking at every second, even if we’re all not in the same room. It has gotten to the point where if one of us is dating someone, their boyfriend is also dating the other four of us. It has gotten to the point where we just walk into the others house unannounced at any time of the day and our parents are so used to having everyone around that we basically have specific couches, cups and favorite foods at all of our houses. These girls I can depend on with my life. They have been there for me through every single thing in my life, from the best night of my life to the worst. They have stuck by my side through everything, and even when they didn’t agree with what i was doing they still stood by me. And of course they’d tell me, like the wonderful friends that they were, that I wasn’t making a good choice and they disagreed, but that they’d still be with me no matter what. They have ran/driven/sped/fed/drank to my rescue at the first sign of trouble, dropped everything they were doing and never looked back. Not in a million years would I have guessed that I would have found friends like these. They are everything I have been, everything I am and everything I am going to be. This year just proves that no matter how far apart we are from each other well always find our way back. I know that we will always be friends, it’s not even a question. Our sisterhood just proves that the people who say you find your closest friends in college are wrong. While I have found amazing, incredible people on campus at college, I know that these four girls will always be my best friends, closest friends and true friends. We could not live without each other. It’s as simple as that.
People say that God places certain people in your life at a certain time for a reason and a purpose. I am a strong believer in that statement. I want everyone to know, that you will find your BBLCK at some point in your life. God has a BBLCK for everyone. Don’t give up hope:) just keep looking for the love and friendship we’ll always have with each other. It’s out there for you too.
Shit Show, Newbie, Asian, Ginger and Roman Head. Nothing less than sisters, nothing more than soul mates. Best friends for eternity.
I literally have no words. I am speechless. I love you B. <3 So so so so SO much.