Dear Mom & Dad,
Hey guys! College is going well. I'm finding my groove and figuring out how to be an adult. Kinda. I do my own laundry (but I call you when I don't know what I can put in with what) and wash my dishes (sometimes, they're starting to pile up, don't yell at me). I am loving my classes and learning a lot like Aristotle's views on ethics and politics and how to conjugate Latin verbs. Exciting I know. But there's an even bigger lesson that I have learned at college and it has to do with you guys. I have learned how much you mean to me and how much I appreciate you.
Being on my own is fun, don't get me wrong, I can drink out of the gallon of milk and not get yelled at, but it has also made me realize how much I miss you guys. Being on my own has showed me how much you actually did for me. It made me realize how lucky I am to have parents as amazing as you.
I know in high school I was not as appreciative as I should have been, but that's the funny thing about college you learn to appreciate things. Especially when those things aren't there. Distance really does make the heart grow fonder. I miss you both oh so much. I think you know that though based on the amount of times I call and text you in one day.
Thank you for being the amazing people that you are. I am so grateful that you raised me to be able to handle being on my own. It is thanks to you guys that I am succeeding. There is no doubt about that. I love you both so much and can't wait to see you soon.
Your little girl