Wherever you find me, there you will most likely find Alexis Brown, but as you can see that wasn’t always true. That’s right; I used to despise my best friend. She gave me competition in school and sports, making me actually strive to be on top, or close to. I frequently thought of her as a show-off, like the day in 5th grade we won gum for math timings. She had placed the end of her piece in her mouth and began chasing it with each bite like it was really trying to escape. The whole class laughed, but I just stared and rolled my eyes.
I have looked over previous journal entries from 4th through 6th grade and found comments I have said about Alexis that make me die of laughter now. These entries include her being snobby, bratty, a show-off, and mean. They have also included Alexis calling me names that weren’t actually as bad as I thought they were back then. Over the years I have grown to love all her idiosyncrasies, her blonde moments, and just her in general. If there is ever a rough time like what we experienced when she first moved here, we always seem to work it out. We have become inseparable best friends.