Stage 1: “That’s Amazing!”When your best friend comes to you with the good news that she has been accepted into the degree of her dreams, your first instinct is “That’s Amazing!” It is amazing that you have finally going to be able to follow your dreams. It is amazing that you are gonna be closer to home. It is ah-maz-ing!!
Stage 2: Wait, What Does This Actually Mean?Then you start to ask the questions: Where are you going? For how long? When do you leave? Do you have to go? What will I do without you? Who will I hang out with? Will we be still friends? How is this going to work? Like, I don’t know who I am going to annoy now. Who am I going to study with now? Who am I going to listen to Punjabi music with? And all of a sudden there is only a certain amount of time till you guys can hang out before it is just those random memes on social media.
Stage 3: OK, I’m Going To Visit YouAfter the first emotional breakdown, you perk up a bit and realize that you get to go visit them. Not only do you get to see your friend, but you get to travel, too. Going to see her is now something to look forward to. Now you are thinking, ok this is not so bad after all. Since that you have had a minute to digest, you start to make plans on what activities can be done when you visit one other in the respectful places.
Stage 4: I’m So Proud Of YouAfter the second emotional breakdown, you actually realize that your best friend is actually following her dreams. Like, yes you have said this a billion times before but it is legit. She is following her dreams. She is so brave to actually follow her dreams. The more you think about it, the more you are impressed, the more you are inspired, the more you realize you need to get you’re dreams accomplished.
Stage 5: How Much Time Do We Have Left Together?But back to reality, how much time do you have left together? With minimal time on hand, you might feel anxious. This anxiousness will help have of both you to stay in the present and make the most of every moment you have. You start making plans on things to do before there is no more time left.
Stage 6: Ain’t Nothing Going To Keep Us ApartEven though she is overseas at the moment, when she comes back from her overseas trip she will be just about 800 kilometers away (thank you, Google Baba 😎 ). If I put it that way, it is quite silly of me to overthinking the whole situation. But let’s be real, I am pretty silly so yeah… Nothing has changed between us; just that our conversation consists of 90% memes and 10% random desi stuff. Our friendship is rock solid.
Stage 7: Accha chalta hoon, duaaon mein yaad rakhnaThe dominos and cha time trips are not the same. Expect the same rants about Zoya crying, about nazar, about how people are so loud in the library, about how my skin is breaking out and I dont know why and about how I am craving chocolate. We have become so close that it’s gonna be weird without the rasmalai to my pistachios 😉, without the hot chocolate to my mocha 😉😂 (nain nain nazar lagi 😎), without the translator to my every song in my playlist, without the content to my snapchat story, without the masala to my soda and more importantly without the bestie to my life. From running around the library laughing to running to dominos or cha time while listening to Punjabi songs. From studying and then getting nazar to procrastinating while still getting nazar. All the best in your new endeavours 😂. Translation of the Hindi used:
- Nazar = Look, eye. However, it can also be used for evil eye. Ughh, just Google it.
- “Accha chalta hoon, duaaon mein yaad rakhna” = “So, I am leaving. Remember me in your prayers.”
- This is from a song called Channa Mereya from the movie Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
- Rasmalai is an Indian sweet dish that is basically small, flat cakes of cheese in sweetened and thickened milk. Often topped with pistachios.
- “Nain nain nazar lagi” = “No no, might get evil eye”
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