My Best Friend

When’s the last time you followed your instinct despite not being sure it was the right thing to do? Did it end up being the right call?

(Thanks for suggesting this prompt, Sia Positive!)

In April, I decided to try an online dating site specifically for gay guys. It was there I met my best friend for life. The thing is, he’s 30 and I’m 17, so although my instincts told me he was a good guy, I was cautious- brought a pocket knife with me on our first date just in case things got out-of-hand. My instincts, however, were right. Although today, we are not dating (we weren’t exactly compatible in that way), we’re still great friends and plan to be for a long time, supporting each other and being there for each other when we need it most. I’m glad I trusted my instincts, for I may have never gotten the opportunity to make such an awesome friend and companion.