A Letter To My BFF Who Moved Away

A Letter To My BFF Who Moved Away

This letter is partly a thank you note and partly wanting to express how much I miss you.
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High school friends come and go, but sometimes there comes the rare one that stays with you forever, not literally, but in your heart. This letter is partly a thank you note and partly wanting to express how I miss you.

When I moved to your school, I wasn't expecting to find friends or let alone a life-long friendship. You scooped me up and took me in as your own and made me feel like I had known you and your friends for years. I knew instantly that we were gonna have a blossoming friendship throughout high school, and hopefully beyond. With that being said, I want to tell you thank you.

Thank you for being the person there when you knew I had no one. Thank you for coming over just to cheer me up or because you needed cheering up. Thank you for the countless Wal-Mart sandwich adventures we endured.

Thank you for the times we stayed up all night making up dumb stories, listening to crazy music, and watching cringe-worthy videos. Mostly I want to thank you for showing me unconditional love and support and for being there for me when you didn't have to be.

When you told me you were moving to Canada, my heart broke a little. I wasn't ready to give up quality best friend time, but I knew it was what you needed and wanted to do. I will forever be grateful that you found something and someone to make you happy and encourage you to broaden your horizons.

I want to say I am proud of you for how much you've grown since we met back in our sophomore year of high school. You've come so far and matured so much it's almost insane.

Even though you're 2,500+ miles away, even though we don't talk every day like we used to, you're still my very best friend and I am still your number one supporter.

I live for when you come back to visit, and I hope one day I can come experience a glimpse of your new life. I am incredibly proud of you and all of your accomplishments and I wish you the absolute best when it comes to life.

You will forever be my very best friend, no matter how much distance is between us. I miss you, I love you, and I'm glad to see you living your best life even if it's in Canada.

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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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How Starting Your Journey Is Half Of The Battle

"You can start your journey any day at anytime."

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Not that long ago, I wrote an article about a little phrase I heard on my friend's snapchat story. It got a tone of views and a lot of great feedback. And just in time for the beginning of the new school semester, he said something else that just kind of stuck with me.

He said that you can start your journey any day, at any time.

Okay so we've all heard this before but have any of us actually taken the time to put that saying into action? Well, quite recently I have. I used to be the type of person who waited until last minute to do everything, whether it was homework, a workout plan or whatever I wanted to accomplish. I used to be the type of person who said that at whatever time I'll start my homework and if it was a minute past that time I would have to wait to the start of the new hour....yes like the meme.

But now, ever since I heard that quote, it's been replaying in my head on a loop. Which is why I now just do things at the moment they're thought of and not a certain time. I decided that this is the semester, I don't wait until the last minute to do all of my work, and so far it's going well. I decided that this is the perfect time to get in shape, and not wait until the New Year, because I'm the skinniest most out of shape person that I know. I decided that instead of waiting until the new year to eat healthier that I'm going to do it now.

For a while I have wanted to get back into dance. I kept saying that I'll sign up for classes again when I finish school. But instead I decided to do it now, registered for a ballet class at school and signed up for ballroom dance, and it hands down has been one of the best decisions I have made.

Honestly it's been weird not having a set start date and time for certain things, but why would I put off doing something that I want to do? What I will say though, is that not procrastinating on homework has made these first couple of weeks of the semester fly by and seem like a breeze.

Just by letting go of the idea that every thing needs to have a set start date and time and a set date and time to end has made the pressure of things go away. By just starting my journey for whatever I'm doing right now, has increased my happiness and my overall productivity of what I'm doing.

So a little word of advice just go for and just do whatever you want to do right now.

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