|Myself and Melanie in 2007|
I have known Melanie since I was at the age of three, which technically means we have known each other for fourteen years. I could go on forever on how my life would be so different with out her - it would be. But I shall try and choose a few memories to reminiscent about.
|Melanie is on my left, at my 4th birthday party|
Like many children, you usually had that friend, whose house you would go every second week and your friend would come in the weeks where you didn't go to their house. Melanie was that friend. She was and still is one of my best friends. I still recall memories of when we would jump over her hedge with prickly leaves and onto the grass - her drive way was incredibly steep, dropping a metre or so; hiding in her bedroom away from my Dad so I wouldn't have to leave her house, as well as making our own fort with a bed sheet in her bedroom.
In 2003 or 2004, Melanie and I got into the most absurd argument which lasted a month or longer. It was because we both had the same interests in the book The B.F.G., F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and another television show. When I look back onto that argument, it was so ridiculous! I mean, aren't friendships bonded because of each other's interests?
|Myself and Melanie in 2005 when she came up a month or so after moving|
The most emotional year for us, well definitely for me, was 2005, when I moved from Canberra to Queensland because my Dad got a new job. I still remember the last day we hung out and when Melanie's Mum dropped me off at home and I hugged Melanie. However, I never knew that was the last time I would see her until one of us went interstate to see each other. The first few weeks in Brisbane were very sad. I cried because I missed my best friend and how I was unable to see her. So the next school holidays, which were like 10 weeks after I had arrived in Brisbane, Melanie flew to Queensland for a trip. I was so incredibly happy when I saw her. That feeling was like when loved ones see each other after months or years of separation. Quite an exaggerated emotion, but that was how it felt to me.
|Melanie and Myself (sunburnt) - last time she was up in Queensland|
How long has your best friend relationship been? Are you still besties or have you gone your separate ways?