Missing pieces of yourself

Things were good. A great job, amazing friends, a loving boyfriend and supportive parents. And then, someone entered my life and showed me that “just good” could be made extraordinary. They touch your heart and make every single day an adventure. You begin to look forward to each day with an excitement that you never knew existed before.

The unexpected plot twist in my story was my best friend. Trust me, life has never been the same since then. I always seem to be caught off guard and forever on a high! Nah! Who am I kidding? The guy is such a difficult little brat, that he makes me want to rip his head off at times. But you know what they say, you can’t live with them, yet you can’t live without them! My pesky enfant terrible.

You get so used to being with someone that being with them becomes your normal. You become aware of their every move, every habit and get accustomed to their way of thinking. You are you, only if that person is with you. You begin to realize that you plan your day around them. You not just complete each other’s sentences; you even begin to hear the words forming in their head.

It all seems perfect doesn't it ? Well every story should have its share of despondence. What’s a story without tearing up a bit? My moment of melancholy came when my “bestie” had to become my “long distance bestie”. That’s when I crumbled. Even the simple task of waking up in the morning brought in so much anxiety. There was always an omnipotent feeling of being forlorn, desolate, empty and an “this is the end of the world” kind of emotion that becomes your shadow. Sounds a bit extreme? Well you would feel much worse if your best friend is as awesome as mine!

In his absence I realized the extent to which that person has influenced your life. You look back to see that this person has given you nothing but unconditional love, expecting nothing in return. He has made me smile even when I had broken down into pieces and I ended up loving him with every single broken piece.

To have been loved the way I have is a rare blessing. The kind of person my friend inspires me to be transcends the levels of human possibility. If only people could get a friend like him, the world would most definitely be a much better place to live in! But he’s mine (oh yes i’m bragging!)

So here is my shout out to my long distance best friend: You seem to have taken part of me with you and I hope I get to see you soon, so I could finally be home.