An Open Letter To My Ex Best Friend

An Open Letter To My Ex Best Friend

If we ever meet again...
26
views

It's unfortunate that things ended so horribly that today, we are strangers to each other at best. Or that I can't imagine doing half the things we spent our time doing with anybody else. You were my best friend and I won't ever forget you for that. However, like all good things, our friendship came to an abrupt halt. Maybe I should have made more of an effort to talk to you about the things that were bothering me in my life but, that's just who I am. I am difficult and so are you. Probably why we're strangers today.

However, I want you to that know that if we ever meet again, if we ever run into each other in some coffee shop years from now after we've gotten over the anger and resentment we currently have towards each other, I hope you're happy.

I hope you and that guy you're so in love with are living out the fairy tale that you never thought would exist for you. Because, in a lot of ways, you deserve it. We may not be best friends anymore but I still know you like the back of my hand, and if anyone is good for you, it's him. And if you're not with anyone, I hope that you've finally gained the confidence to be alone and know that it's okay. You're just as great with someone as you are without someone.

If we ever meet again, I hope we can still laugh about all the stupid things we did as unsupervised kids that our parents would probably kill us for. And then shudder to think that we were ever that dumb. I hope we can still recall all the late nights spent talking on the phone, saving each other from that week's crisis. And I sincerely hope, we can look back on it fondly because I firmly believe there was a time when those phone calls saved our lives.

I hope you have a job that you're happy working because life is too short to waste your time slaving away at a dead-end job. I hope you went back to school like you always talked about and pursued your own happiness and fulfillment. I know that I have, and I'd like the same for you. I hope you're living comfortably and you never have to struggle for the things that you need, with enough left over to have the things that you want.

I hope you're surrounded by great friends who come over on the weekends for a drink at the end of a long work week. I hope you have friends that know that on the bad days that you don't need to be dragged out of the house, just bring over some ice cream and cuddle up with some blankets and Netflix. I hope they understand that your life revolves around putting yourself out there for people who don't deserve it and I hope they know how to fix your broken heart when things don't go according to plan.

And a part of me hopes that if we ever meet again, years from now, that I can tell you how happy I am, that I'm working a job that I wake up every day excited to go to. Maybe I've found the person I'm going to marry. Wherever I am and whatever it is that I'm doing, I hope I can say that I'm as happy as I am right now, writing this to you.

Here's to 7 years of friendship and over a year since it ended. I truly hope you know that there will always be a place for you in my heart. Here's to hoping if we ever bump into each other, we could manage much more than a weak "hello" and an uncomfortable smile towards each other.

Sincerely,

Your former best friend

Cover Image Credit: www.google.com

Popular Right Now

5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.
233907
views

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

Cover Image Credit: Just For Laughs-Chicago

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

Dance Marathon Helped Me Understand What It Is That I Stand For

What do you stand for?

154
views

The weekend of March 1, 2019, I stood for over 20 hours for the kids. Yep, I am not lying.

Dance Marathon at FSU is a 40-hour event split into two shifts of 20 hours. My freshman year, I earned sit times throughout the marathon, which I was incredibly thankful for, but this year was something totally different. I was on the internal team this year, which means, I worked behind the scenes of Dance Marathon since September. Since I was on the internal team, I did not get the opportunity to get the set times that I did the year prior. I was worried about this because I was not sure if I would be able to do it.

Spoiler Alert! I did it.

There were many times during the marathon where I thought that I could not stand much longer, but then some thoughts came into my mind. Who was I standing for? I was standing for the kids who had to get their leg amputated because they had osteosarcoma and could no longer stand on both legs. I was standing for the kids who are bound to their hospital beds right at this very moment because they are not strong enough to walk on their own. I was standing for the children who needed me to help them win their fight.

This is what kept me standing. This motivated me so much that I did not complain once because I knew who I was doing it for, and I was not going to let them down.

There were multiple people who kept complaining. Every word out of their mouth was about how their feet hurt, or how they were so tired. A large part of me wanted to turn to them and tell them, "Do you know how tired Grayson was when he had to have his many rounds of chemotherapy when he was just one-year-old?" I did not say that to them because I realized something. I knew what and who I was standing for, but maybe they didn't. My goal this year is to help all of those people understand WHY they are doing it.

20 hours on your feet may seem like a long time, but to watch $2,210,165.21 go up at the end, nothing compares.

Like the musical group Fun. once sang, "What do I stand? What do I stand for?" To that, I say, "I stand for the kids."


Related Content

Facebook Comments