I don't think I ever told you the impact you had on me.
We met almost three years ago in Philosophy Club when I mistook you for your twin sister.
We were basically instant friends. There was no awkwardness of trying to figure out what to say to each other; you just radiated good vibes from the start.
We bonded over teaching each other dance tricks, shared interests and personalities that seemed to click perfectly.
Dropping out of college for a year was a difficult decision, but you supported me all the way. Despite the fact that we didn't see each other for over a year, we were able to pick up right where we left off upon reunion.
I can't tell you how happy I am that our beautiful friendship remained intact.
On October 12, 2017, you changed my life forever.
I remember how we were outside in the cool Autumn weather past midnight having a three-hour conversation.
Between multiple long hugs, hair braiding and one of the most meaningful conversations I've ever had with anyone, somewhere in there everything changed.
Happiness has always been a huge struggle for me. Growing up, I wasn't surrounded by the best people, which greatly affected me as I grew up.
When you finally find wholesome, kind and genuine individuals who truly have your best interests at heart, the world just opens up in ways it never did before.
You helped me discover the necessary tools to create my own intrinsic happiness, and I made the decision to implement them in everything I do.
I've been riding that high ever since like it's the elementary Scholastic Book Fair.
You are one of the most admirable people I've ever had the privilege to know. Your passion for the things and people you care about is absolutely astonishing, and it inspires me to be better today than I was yesterday.
You showed me nothing but love and compassion even when I didn't really deserve it.
As someone who is a lover of hugs, you give the best hugs out of anyone I know.
I can't tell you how proud I am of all that you've accomplished over the years. Though I will miss you very much (as I do already), I know that you are going to accomplish great things as you start this new journey.
I love you more than you will ever know.
Lastly, don't get too "knotty" in Grad school!