To the people who have had a hand in my life recently,
You probably don't know it. You probably won't ever know it. But, you've changed me in ways that I could never have imagined...
You helped my find my true self. Not just the self that was created in the sense of the world but the self that was buried below the surface.
You helped me to grow out of my shell.
You helped me to be more confident in myself. Gone are the days of second-guessing, instead replaced by love and a refreshing sense of pushing to not care.
You've made me feel wanted and integral and I don't feel bad about asking to hang out.
You've taught me that family doesn't have to come from blood.
You've taught me that sometimes people that mean a lot to you can hurt you, but that things can always be worked out.
You've taught me to persevere through difficult times in friendships.
You've taught me I can be friends with people who I've never been friends with before.
You've taught me that it's okay to get attached, and that having good friends doesn't mean that I will lose out on the other things in life that I love.
You've taught me that when people care for you, they will make you a priority.
I've learned that it's okay for me to be myself.
I've learned how to interact with people better.
I've learned what it means to miss someone.
I've learned what it means to want someone to always be there.
When I'm around you, I forget that sometimes I put up walls.
When I'm around you, I forget what it means to sad or you come around me and help me talk through things.
When I'm around you, I feel at home.
When I'm around you, I can see myself knowing you for the rest of my life.
When I'm around you, I never want to be with anyone else.
And, you've kind of royally messed up my life too. I had things all planned out before I met you. But then, I met you. And things changed. But I wouldn't change a moment of that change. So thanks. To every single one of you. I love y'all.