Thank You Note To Friends

A Thank You Note To All My Friend Groups

An open thank you note to all of my friends I have been lucky enough to keep in my life.

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To the friends I made in middle school,

You know exactly who you are and I am so glad our friendship has stood the test of time. We have grown with each other since sixth grade and we continue to grow every day. You were there for me when I had no one else and I know for a fact you are always going to be there. I know we do not see each other often, but I adore how we always pick up right where we left off as if no time has passed. Whether it is a late night facetime call talking about boys or spontaneous shopping trips, I enjoy every moment we get to spend together. Thank you for investing, and continuing to invest your time and energy in me as I will always be there for you.

To the friends I made in Mexico,

When I was going through one of the most difficult transitions of my life, you were there for me. Moving to a new country where you do not know anyone and starting high school in a foreign country was not easy, but you guys made it easier. There is no way I could have gotten through all the classes where the teachers didn't speak a word of English or survived sneaking past the dean without getting dress coded if you didn't let me borrow your sweaters. Thank you for all you guys have done for me and I hope I get to see you guys soon. I am excited to see what your future has in store for you all.

To the friends I made at PCEP,

After I moved back to the United States I had to establish a whole new friend group. At a school with over 6,000 kids, this wasn't as easy of a task as it would seem. Somehow I managed to find some of the most supportive people I have ever met. Thank you for guiding me through the crazy culture that was our high school and helping me find my place. I am forever grateful for our friendships and I love that even after we graduated we haven't drifted apart as most friends do when they go to college. I love you guys and I hope our friendship stays as strong as it was in high school.

To all my friends I made in college,

I am the happiest I have ever been in my entire life and I owe a lot of that happiness to all the amazing friends I have made in college. You guys keep me motivated, talk me through all the struggles I face, and most importantly, you make me feel so loved. From our spontaneous Meijer trips at 3 am, to our group sleepovers where we all squeeze onto twin sized bunk beds, no matter the activity we always have fun. Thank you all for being the best support system and the greatest lifelong friends. I love you all so much and I can't wait to create more memories with you as we continue our educational careers together.

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An Open Letter To My Unexpected Best Friend

You came out of nowhere and changed my life for the better.
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“It's so amazing when someone comes to your life and you expect nothing out of it, but suddenly, there right in front of you is everything you ever need."

-Unknown

Dear Unexpected Best Friend,

You were the person I never thought I would speak to and now you are my very best friend. You came out of nowhere and changed my life for the better. I can't thank you enough for everything you have done to shape me into the person I am today. You've taught me what it means to be selfless, caring, patient, and, more importantly, adventurous.

You don't realize how much better my life has become and all because you came out of nowhere. I didn't see you coming. I just saw you on occasion, and now I can't see my life without you in it. It's funny how life works itself out like that. Our unexpected friendship filled a hole in my life that I didn't know existed.

I don't even remember what life was like before you came along; it most likely had a lot less laughter and spontaneity than it does today. I can call you about anything and you would drop whatever you're doing to help me in any situation. You know when I need encouragement. You know when I am at my best and when I am at my worst. You always know exactly what to say.

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I couldn't have found a better friend than you if I tried. We balance each other out in the best way possible. You are most definitely the yin to my yang, and I don't care how cliché that sounds. Because of you, I've learned to stop caring what people think and to do my own thing regardless of any backlash I might receive. You are my very favorite part of what makes me who I am to this day.

It's as if I wished up a best friend, and poof — you appeared right in front of me. I am so beyond blessed to have you and I wouldn't trade the world for all our memories. Thanks for coming out of nowhere.

Love you forever and a day.

Cover Image Credit: Lauren Medders

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10 Fun Things You Should Do With Your College Friends Before Summer

Before your friend from New York heads back home, grab her and enjoy her company while you can.

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1. Go on a shopping spree for summer clothes

2. Try out a new restaurant

3. Get matching tattoos (or henna if this is too extreme)

4. Get piercings together

5. Go bowling with a group of friends

6. Go skydiving

7. Go explore a zoo

8. Go on a hiking trail

9. Plan out a weekend to meet over the summer

10. P-A-R-T-Y!!

In college, you meet people from all over the world. Though when you become best friends with those people it is hard to say goodbye when the college year ends. Hopefully, these ideas will help you say goodbye easier (it will definitely be hard but at least you have these memories to hold on too)!

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