To My College Peeps

To My College Peeps

Really words can not describe how much you guys mean to me
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Dear college friends,

Let's be real here, I want to thank you guys really truly thank you guys for being friends with me. Really I don't understand how you do it, because to put it simply I am crazy and most of the time my life is falling apart and yet you guys still somehow hang out with me. You guys take me for who I am and don't judge me. You are there for me just like I am there for you and I know that if I ever need something I can count on your guys. You guys make me laugh when I am sad and give me a shoulder to cry on if it need it or your just listen to me when I need to rant. It's hard for me to put into words how much you guys mean to me really, but I'm trying here. I enjoy the movie nights we have in Bryn's room even though we don't really ask him if we can do it it kind of just happens, and when Bryn tries to find people to play Call of Duty with him even through we all suck other then the two Alexa's. We are a whole bunch of different people that somehow found a way to all come together and become friends, I don't know how it happened all I know is it just happened. There is nobody else I would want to fight for the salt shaker to talk or even go skating on the ponds with even though we might not be allowed to, but you guys. So guys thank you for putting up with me and simply just being my friends here is to making more memories like the salt shaker and ice skating.

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There have been many articles all over the internet entitled things like "Can a man and a woman be just friends?" and in my humble and honest opinion, I think those are some of the dumbest articles ever to be written on the internet.

All I could think to myself was "of course a man and a woman can be just friends! Are these articles for real?" I just couldn't stomach what many of these articles were saying, because in many ways, being in a platonic relationship can be just as rewarding, if not more, as being in a romantic relationship.

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Yes, You're Still 100 Percent My Best Friend Even Though You Go To A Different College

I can always count on you.
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Dear You,

Our first year of college is closely coming to an end, and let me tell you, it has been different without you by my side. There's always things that I see go on around campus here and think to myself that I wish you were there to see it. It's crazy how we went from seeing each other every day to maybe once or twice every 3 months.

You have helped me through some of the lowest points in my life and I'll forever be grateful for that. I can truly count on you for anything. You know exactly how to cheer me up and how to make me laugh when I'm feeling down. You have made me want to be apart of this earth.

I miss our dates to the beach, going to the park and watching the sunset, grabbing snow-cones and so much more. However, I already know that once summer comes again, we will be able to experience all of those again. We have so many memories throughout our life together that I know I'll cherish forever. I can't thank you enough for the endless laughs and smiles. Thank you for blaring and enjoying the same music as much as I do. Thank you for letting our friendship still remain this strong even though we are 200 something miles apart.

You're the type of friend who I want in my life for eternity. I can't wait to have you by my side as one of my bridesmaids when I eventually get married. I know I will be telling my kids all about you in the future on how great of a friend you were to me and hopefully you'll be there to be apart of their lives as well. I already know wherever we end up in our future, I'll always have a piece of you in my heart with me at all times. I love you with all that I have and already am counting down the days until I see you next.

Love,

Your Best Friend (Lerx, Alex, Liz, Alexis)

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