best friend stranger

To My Once Best Friend Who Is Now Just A Familiar Stranger

We understood each other even when nobody else did.

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As we grew up, I thought we would be in each other lives forever. I didn't think we would just suddenly part ways after we graduated only to talk once or twice and then never again.

I won't lie- I think about you often. Though we are not friends on social media and we both have unfollowed one another, I still go back to your profiles from time to time and see what your new profile picture is or what you posted. But, as I go through life's milestones, I always want to text you and tell you all about it like I always did. If I see a funny post or watch a funny video, I immediately want to send it to you, but then I remember: we haven't talked in months and the last time we talked, we didn't really end on good terms, which, I guess you already knew since the unfollowing/unfriending was mutual.

I think once you moved away, it made it easier to end our friendship. When we lived close, we would always see each other every day (or almost every day) and we had classes in school together. But, now that you're far away, it's easy to just unfollow and move about your day.

You know how they say things happen for a reason, though? Maybe this is one of them. Maybe it's just meant to be that we aren't in each other's lives anymore. Had I known that our conversation that we had would've been our last, I don't know if I would've done anything differently.

Time has gone on and we're simply in different phases in our lives which I've grown to accept. It sucks that you aren't the person I run to anymore, though, but, now that I'm thinking about it, I haven't been that person for you in a long time. I think we went our separate ways before it was "official".

I've accepted what has happened, even though it really, really hurts. If you're reading this, I don't know what exactly happened, but I'm sorry. I hope life finds you well and you're happy wherever you are, doing whatever you're doing.

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