Jennette McCurdy posted her weekly advice blog post on Seventeen’s official site on February 6th, 2014. Her previous blog entries involved relationship advice and her past experiences. This time, she discusses about friendships, how she has dealt with her own, and mentions that they outlast love interests. Jennette says while you can’t pick who you fall in love with, she does say that “friends are the family you choose”. In Teen Vogue’s video on best friends, Jennette has mentioned Miranda Cosgrove, Colton Tran, and Ariana Grande made it to her BFF list, who are most likely the three she describes in her blog post.
Read Jennette’s weekly blog entry below:
I’m gonna be honest, I had no idea what to write for this blog entry. I’ve told you about my first kiss, given you some dating tips, and shared woes of my dating dilemmas. Although I do have a very expansive selection of love/relationship experiences to choose from (I mean, look at me and my soft chin), I found myself turning to friends for thoughts that might jog my memory and help me come up with the right experience to create a fun post.
Well, it was by talking to my friends that I realized they were the ones I should be writing about…
Relationships are great. Romance is great. Dating and flirting and crushing – it’s all great. But you know what’s even greater than the fickleness of love interests?
Friendships. If you have a good one, it tends to last long, stay honest, and withstand the inevitable change that time and circumstance provides – that’s more than you can say for most relationships.
Now wait just a second. Don’t think I’m all hopped up on the friendship Kool-aid, kids. I’m not delusional. I recognize that friendships do have their testing moments. But these very moments that test the friendship are the same ones that prove and strengthen them.
When I think of my best friends, three people come to mind. I have fought with all three of them. We’ve disagreed and sometimes not talked for months. We’ve butted heads and butted butts (but that’s when we’re dancing so it’s not a bad thing).
Basically, my friendships aren’t always easy and they certainly aren’t always perfect, but they’re made of a special kind of love that only comes from wanting to hang out with a person all the time without any intention of kissing them.
Friends are the family you choose. You can’t really help who you fall in love with (maybe I should write a piece on that because as I typed it, I felt myself arguing with myself about whether or not you can, in fact, help it…).
What was I saying? Oh, yes. You can’t really help who you fall in love with, but you can help who you let into your life as a friend. So choose your friends wisely, treat them well, and don’t ever take them for granted. Take them for ice cream instead.