An Open Letter To My High School Graduating Class Of Strangers
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An Open Letter To My High School Graduating Class Of Strangers

I miss you guys.

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An Open Letter To My High School Graduating Class Of Strangers
Rachel Gagliardo

Dear Class of 2014,

It has been two years since we graduated. Two years ago, we were walking the halls of our high school as if we ran the place. We would say hi to one another and be involved in each others' lives, but now we are merely strangers. We are all immersed in our own busy lives, some of us attend universities while others live at home. Your names and pictures pop across my Instagram and Twitter feeds, and I attempt to stay involved in your current life affairs, but in reality we have not talked since June 2014.

Just because we have not talked since graduation day does not mean that I don't think of you. I see pictures of you smiling and enjoying life and it brings joy to my heart. I see articles about you excelling in athletics and I remember the days in high school when we would gather at the field on Friday nights for football games. I still can hear the senior class cheering and screaming in hopes to win the most spirited during pep rallies.

To my best friends from high school whom I no longer talk to, I hope you know that you still hold a place in my heart. We did everything together, made it through everything together. You were there through the drama, the breakups. We shared the same clothes, cried over the same boys. We were inseparable. Then graduation came, and it all stopped.

I miss you guys. I miss making memories together. I miss talking about how we were going to be life-long friends. I am sorry that we haven't been able to stay in touch throughout the years. I know we are all busy with school but that is not an excuse. I will continue to think of you all. I’ll cherish the memories that we made. But most importantly, thank you for making high school suck less, for showing me what a true friend is. I’ll always love you guys, and I will continue to hope to hear from you again. You were the best friends I ever had, and it breaks my heart to feel as though you are strangers to me. I’ll never forget the way you made me feel. I wish nothing but happiness in your world.

Until we speak again,

The friend you used to know

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