Wishing the happiest of birthday's to my best friend on the entire planet, Whitney Coffman.
I'm about to get extremely cliche and sentimental, so if you're not into reading all that, now would be a good time to exit out of this blog post.
Whitney is my person. My ride or die. My partner in crime. My personal cheerleader. We just get each other.
You see, we have been best friends for over 17 years. And I mean legitimately. We've never hated each other or gotten into any arguments (mind you one time in the 1st grade and then a short spell during our sophomore year of high school where we didn't talk much). She's always been the one friend in my life who has always been there, no matter what. She's never left me for different friends or decided we were too different or let us drift apart. Through the ups and downs, the crappy friends and boyfriends, the bad decisions and the good, the tough classes, long nights, family drama, the passing of our favorite dogs, the nerdy years and the emo years, we have seen each other go through it all.
And I'm not just saying all of this because it's her birthday. She truly is one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of having in my life. She's someone that I can always be my complete self around and I can always come to her for an honest opinion (we also both secretly and openly hate when the other has any other close friends because we don't like to share the other).
I wish I had a list of all the amazing and crazy things we have done together over the years. From countless birthday parties, trips to the reservoir, chalk drawings, tandem bike rides, Jonas Brothers' concerts, scary movie marathons, party planning, walks home from the bar, spending hours talking in the kitchen, texting each other when we were doing laundry in the basement, exploring our creepy house together, countless slushie runs, being roommates, wild times at Lollapalooza, trips to Puerta, trying to start a food channel (lol that pizza was awful), climbing trees, late night Taco Bell runs, thinking we are good dancers and being sore the next morning, sharing beds, our endless love for Nick Jonas, Disney movie marathons, peanut butter and graham cracker snacks, grocery shopping, night tag, our love for Sunny cat, and truly so much more.
I can not even begin to imagine my life without you. You're the one person who always responds to my Snapchats, you laugh at my jokes, appreciate my bad singing and dancing, usually buy most of my drinks at the bar, always encourage what I'm doing with my life, and never judge me for how messy my room is or when I am late to something.
Thank you for being the best friend a girl could ever ask for. I'm so happy to see you so happy and figuring life out (even if college sucks sometimes), I can't wait to see all that you're going to do with your life and I'm so glad I get to be a part of it (even if it is from a distance). I miss you so much and wish I could be with you on your birthday, but I'm excited for our next adventure soon.
Love you long time Shaniqua. Happy 23rd.