Senior year is full of lasts and goodbyes. Last first day of school, last football game, last day of classes... all lead up to walking the stage at graduation and saying goodbye to friends for who knows how long.
Throughout college, you've probably made good friends. If you're lucky, maybe you've met your best friends, your future bridesmaids or groomsmen. You've been through it all together, ups... downs... and everything in between.
But maybe you just started getting closer with some people and you're beginning to realize these people are the lifelong friendships you've been looking for. It's so sad that you met them when your time together is almost up. Senior year flies by and you would do anything to spend more time with these people before you all split up across this country and take on the world.
Take the time that you have left, even if it's short, and make memories with these people. Tell them how much you value their friendship. Tell them about the impact they've made on you and the last few months of your college career.
There is a bright side to this problem though. If these people are the type that you want to be in your life forever, they will be. You both will make the effort to maintain your friendship no matter where in the world you end up. You will cherish the rare times you get to spend together and constantly share memories over the phone about your successes and failures in life.
To the friends I got closer to during my senior year... thank you.
Thank you for inspiring me to be better, as a person and in my career. Thank you for showing me what true friendship looks like. Thank you for reminding me that forever friends are out there. I'm so glad we met, even if it was later than I wanted.