Friendship is one of the most influential relationships you can have with a person, because, it’s different from the blood relation you have with your family. There are certain things you can share with your friends, that you wouldn’t share with your family. Friendships can affect you in many positive and negative ways. For example, friends can give you hope, make you smile and they can bring joy into your life. Some of the downsides to friendships, like rumors or sometimes, bad friendships can lead to bad situations and making you do things you don’t want to do.
One of my friends Is someone I have known for 5 years. She is a really good friend and she has affected me in a healthy way. We share the same interests, we have almost the same goals in life and we have similar personalities. One of the biggest similarities we share is where we are both from. We come from Eritrea and are even from the same tribe called Tigrinya. Star has affected my life in a positive way because she helps me to be a better person. She gives me advice and always looks out for me. She encourages me and I encourage her. Sometimes we act more like sisters than just friends because of how close we are. She is one of the people in my life who I know will always be there for me. One of the things that makes our friendship even more special is the fact that we never argue. We’re always on the same page about everything and we have the same views on a lot of things. I trust her and I know that we will be close friends forever.
Another woman that has affected my life is Alicia. We went to the middle school together and although we never really hung out as much, we figured out we have a lot more in common than we thought, such as our music interest, and activities like skateboarding. We often talk a lot about how much everyone changes, and how fast time goes by. Even though we knew each other from a distance, we didn’t think we would connect like how we do now. She has affected me in a healthy way because when I’m going through a hard time she would make me laugh and I would do the same for her. She gives the best hugs that really comfort me and we hope to still be friends after high school, so we can go on road trips with our other friends.
I taught her that it was okay to cry sometimes and she taught me that friendships aren’t about how long you’ve known them, it’s if they will be there until the end.