What it takes to have a Friend

2 min readJul 25, 2022
Photo by Clarisse Meyer on Unsplash

For the last 25 years of my life, I've always wondered what the real definition of the word “best friend” meant to a person. Most people would say a best friend consists of their partner in crime, someone who brings you back up whenever you’ve fallen or whenever you we’re going through something they won’t let you go through that problem all by yourself. Now I can go on and on however, that seems about right. Since the time that I was still living in California, I’d always cry in my room when I was living with my dad I never got the experience of being able to find a best friend. Now I know that it sounds crazy to say because there aren’t posters that’ll say “ best friend wanted.” It’s more of a person that you’ve known since grade school, your neighbor, or someone that your family is close with. Now I never had that type of interaction and even living in Texas it’s hard to make friends, especially in a state where I don’t know anyone here besides my husband and his best friend. I for one would like to find a person who’ll be down to get to know one another and so forth. These days finding a female best friend is hard enough to do so, especially because being autistic makes it difficult for me to have eye contact with or to even have communication skills most of the time. I for one at the end of the day know that when it comes to becoming a friend to someone is that the journey of finding someone is hard enough.


Born and raised in sunny California. Online college Student. A songwriter at heart.