A Letter To My Seniors

A Letter To My Seniors

Your future is bright, but please don't forget about me in the shadows.
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To those who graduated and are leaving much too soon,

I would first like to say thank you. Thank you for the laughs and the texts and the coffee dates. Thank you for listening to my drama and giving me advice through my junior year. Thank you for being an unexpected friend to me.

Life can come at you fast and it sure did for you. One moment we're Facetiming overhigh school drama, the next you're in your cap and gown repeating the phrase "How is it over?" I know you will do much bigger and better things than all that you've already accomplished throughout high school. You've been writing for years, now it's time to be published in the New Yorker or maybe even the New York Times. And you've had your hands on a camera since you can remember so go become a renowned photographer and videographer. I will be there cheering you on through every step of the way.

We've become closer friends than I ever though we'd be, and I will miss you so dearly when you leave.Thank you for knowing everything I went through and being the person I could confide in no matter what. Thank you for giving me the truth always, no matter how brutal it may be. Thank you for being a friend when even a year ago you were a stranger.

Between college orientations and senior trips our time together is very sparse. I promise you that no matter how much time we spend apart, you are still one of my greatest friends and someone that I could not be here without. I want you to focus on your future and all of the great things you will achieve. Miss me, but don't miss me too much. You left a lot of things in high school, and though I hope I'm not one of them, please don't dwell on the friendship that will undoubtedly grow further apart. I will remain one of your best friends and I am a phone call away, but our friendship shouldn't come in the way of what you have in store.

I am so proud of all that you have accomplished, for graduating high school and getting into college and following your dreams. I have to go through the same things soon that you went through even less than a year ago, and I am so glad to have a guide that will help me through the process and give me insight on what and what not to do.

Our friendship came out of nowhere, but I am so glad to have met you and to have gotten to know a person as amazing, caring, and thoughtful as you. Again, good luck, and don't ever forget about me and our friendship and all that we've gone through.

Sincerely,

Your friend that doesn't want you to leave.

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To The Dad Who Didn't Want Me, It's Mutual Now

Thank you for leaving me because I am happy.
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Thank you, for leaving me.

Thank you, for leaving me when I was little.

Thank you, for not putting me through the pain of watching you leave.

Thank you, for leaving me with the best mother a daughter could ask for.

I no longer resent you. I no longer feel anger towards you. I wondered for so long who I was. I thought that because I didn't know half of my blood that I was somehow missing something. I thought that who you were defined me. I was wrong. I am my own person. I am strong and capable and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

In my most vulnerable of times, I struggled with the fact that you didn't want me. You could have watched me grow into the person that I have become, but you didn't. You had a choice to be in my life. I thought that the fact that my own father didn't want me spoke to my own worth. I was wrong. I am so worthy. I am deserving, and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

You have missed so much. From my first dance to my first day of college, and you'll continue to miss everything. You won't see me graduate, you won't walk me down the aisle, and you won't get to see me follow my dreams. You'll never get that back, but I don't care anymore. What I have been through, and the struggles that I have faced have brought me to where I am today, and I can't complain. I go to a beautiful school, I have the best of friends, I have an amazing family, and that's all I really need.

Whoever you are, I hope you read this. I hope you understand that you have missed out on one of the best opportunities in your life. I could've been your daughter. I could have been your little girl. Now I am neither, nor will I ever be.

So thank you for leaving me because I am happy. I understand my self-worth, and I understand that you don't define me. You have made me stronger. You have helped make me who I am without even knowing it.

So, thank you for leaving me.

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To The Best Friend Every Girl Should Be Blessed Enough To Have

You definitely deserve all the love.

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I have not written this letter, but it has been on my list of "to write" for forever. She keeps asking when I will write one about her and every time I tell her, soon.

Well here it is. The truth on why it took so long? No words seem to do everything justice. No matter how I put them or how I want them to sound, the page always makes them look weird and they always sound lame.

But finally, here it is. Best friend, this one is for you.

First and foremost I will start with a holy cow. We have been best friends for only a short time because who knew your "in school friend" from all those math classes would actually turn into this? We put off hanging out outside of school for years, and finally, after suffering through all that algebra we decided enough was enough.

I wish we had sooner.

I wish I had gotten more time with you before we both moved away to college - but ill take whatever time I get with you because well… you're incredible.

Thank you.

Thank you for finally agreeing to hang out with me.

Thank you for listening to every rant ever - whether it was a paragraph long text, a 2 hour FaceTime call or an hour-long car ride.

Thank you for ordering planners with me and spending nights decorating them with me (we are such losers).

Thank you for letting me become a part of your family.

Thank you for going to Friendly's, IHOP and Target at the most ungodly hours.

Thank you for encouraging me in everything I do, and stopping me from making bad decisions.

Thank you for telling me the truth, despite if it hurt me or not, I know now you will never lie about your feelings towards someone (LOL).

Basically, thank you for everything you have done for me. You have made me a better person and you encourage me to be my best self every single day.

Moving on I want to make it clear how incredibly proud of you I am. I love getting texts from you about your love for your classes, and how you want to be president of this club and president of that. How you help out kids, and how you host events. I love hearing about your major and the classes you are so incredibly excited to take. Watching you be so passionate about what you are doing and becoming makes me want to feel the same way in everything I do.

I hope someday my kids are your students because, in your hands, I know they can change the world.

Last but not least, I love you. And you're stuck with me.

Love,

Your forever number one fan

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