For the last 12 years, I have been lucky enough to say that my best friend is also my neighbor. Some people dream of living so close to their best friend that they can walk to their house at any time and say "Let's go on an adventure", or "I have the most incredible story to tell you." For us, that was a reality.

We were lucky enough to work two jobs together, be involved in the same extracurriculars in high school, and even our colleges were only an hour and a half away from each other. During breaks from college, there was rarely a day that we didn't see each other, even if it were only for ten minutes.

Now that graduation is approaching, I want to tell you how immensely proud I am of you, and how much I am going to miss you. I am going to miss exploring new towns with you and our daily trips to Dunkin'. I'll miss taking hikes and watching "The Bachelor" together. Most importantly, I'll miss the happiness I feel with you, the laughter you give me, and the joy I feel when I consider how lucky I am to have you in my life.

For the first time in our friendship, we will have some distance between us. Although this makes me immensely sad, I can't wait to hear about all of the new experiences that you're having, and I'm so excited to tell you about mine. The fact that I won't see you every day this summer makes me sadder than I ever thought I could be, but I know that you're my forever friend and that approximately 1,725 miles won't change a thing between us.

I know that you're going to do amazing things, and although I can't physically be by your side, know that I am only a phone call away and that I love you. It's never a "goodbye," but always a "see you later".