To The Friends I've Drifted Away From, I'm Sorry

To The Friends I've Drifted Away From, I'm Sorry

I never wanted it to happen.

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We swore it would never happen. We promised to keep in touch every day and see each other every chance we got and we'd never let our friendships fade away into sweet nothings.

But then we grew up.

We went to college, we got involved, we took hard classes that took up all of our time. We got jobs, part-time or full-time, we worked odd hours and had to come in early or stay late.

Messages are sent and often read, but not responded to, and if they are responded to, it's hours after they're sent.

At the end of the day when we finally get home, we're so tired that we don't even want to do anything. We just go home, eat and sleep. It's like an endless cycle.

Trying to make plans to hang out and see each other often fails because our schedules are opposite, we're crunching time for deadlines and we have other things going on.

What used to be back and forth banter for HOURS has turned into one or two-word text messages every few hours with the occasional "I miss you," or "We should hang out more."

Nothing hurts more than not being in the loop anymore about what's going on in your life. Often times, we find out about the most exciting things on Facebook or Instagram, and when we ask each other about it, we say "I was waiting to tell you in person!"

Sometimes, I feel like the worst person in the world for letting friendships fade away, but at the same time, I know that school has most of my attention right now and I don't have time for much else because I truly do need to pass my classes in order to graduate.

I'm sorry for letting our friendships unwind, break and become nonexistent. I'm sorry that our lives have become so separate that we have such opposite schedules and it's hard to keep up with each other.

Believe it or not, I didn't want our friendships to dwindle away and it seems like we barely know each other. I wanted our friendships to remain like they used to: strong, beautiful and so full of life.

As we've learned, life doesn't always go that way. We get pulled away from friends and thrown into school, work and any other things that keep us busy.

I'm glad to see that all of you are doing well. I truly do miss you. Maybe when things calm down and we aren't so busy, we can reunite again.

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Because I don't thank you enough.

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When I decided to graduate a year early, I never thought about how hard it would be to say goodbye. The best part of my three-year journey at Florida State was the friends that I had made. The friends you meet in college are the friends you will never forget. Although in two weeks we will be miles apart, this is not the end of us-- this is a different type of forever. At this point, all I can say is thank you for making my time here unforgettable. Thank you:

1. For buying me Ice Cream when I had a bad day.

2. For pushing me out of my comfort zone. 

3. For teaching me the right way to do Happy Hour. 

4. For complimenting me when I wore that tight dress.

5. For forcing me to go to the library with you.

6. For *trying* to make me go to the gym.

7. For giving me great advice that you know I won't follow. 

8. For letting me borrow your new shirt even though you haven't even worn it yet.

9. For forgiving me when I get a little sassy.

10. For telling me I can do better. 

11. For reading my shitty articles. 

12. For ignoring my absolutely terrible singing. 

13. For laughing at my jokes. 

14. For roasting me in the group chat. 

15. For driving me to class when I was too lazy to find parking. 

16. For picking me up from class when I was too lazy to walk back home.

17. For lending me money because I really REALLY needed that extra guacamole.

18. For tolerating my annoying self after your stressful day.

19. For staying up late because I didn't want to watch the scary movie alone.

20. For being the best friends I ever had.

Cassie
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An Open Letter To The Friend Who Continues To Save My Life

No one knows me like you do.

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From the day we became friends, we have always had nothing but support for one another. Although we have only really been friends for about seven years now, I feel as if you have always been a part of my life. You know me just as well as you know yourself, and I understand you in the same way I understand my own thoughts and feelings.

You have never made me feel pressured, insecure, or unappreciated. The mutual respect we have for one another is unmatched. We can talk to each other about anything; from some of the most trivial topics to entire life philosophies. We have grown and matured together, and I couldn't be more proud of the person you are today.

We don't always agree on everything, and I always appreciate your fresh point of view, but I have never felt more in sync with another person than I do with you. We share the same birth month, the same age, the same home town, the same anxieties, and many of the same attitudes and values.

I feel as if you know exactly when I want to be alone and when I need company. Since we are both introverted, we understand that the other person needs time to recharge. And when I'm sitting alone with nothing to do, I always get a text from you asking to hang out.

In some of my loneliest, most vulnerable moments, you have been there. When I question how many true friends I really have, you are always sure to make your love for me known.

Through high school, and now college, we have experienced so many life-changing events together. Some that have taught us extremely valuable lessons, and others that have shown us incredible pain and how to grow from our lowest moments.

I want to thank you for showing me what life-long friendship looks like. Thank you for always understanding me and never putting too much pressure on me. I see an incredible future for both of us no matter where each of our lives takes us.

We will always share a unique connection that cannot be separated by any distance. But, for now, I'm glad you're only one text or phone call away.

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