I read somewhere that in order to have meaningful relationships, you have to let people in completely. You need to give them everything and expect nothing less. To me, this means being your genuine, authentic self complete with rough edges and eye rolls where you do everything you can to help your friend while expecting the same from them. I also imagine this meaning that you can share the odd, disconnected thoughts that go on in your head without receiving anything more than a strange look and sympathetic smile saying, “God you’re so weird”. Letting someone in completely means you never need to have your guard up, it means that you can share your unadulterated thoughts about their new boyfriend or what you ate for lunch that day. It means having someone to turn to when you aren’t having a great day or when you’ve had a great day and want someone to share this with.