An Open Letter To My Biggest Supporters

An Open Letter To My Biggest Supporters

Good supporters are like good bras, they're always there to hold you when you need it.

To my parents, my grandparents, my true best friends, my siblings, my boyfriend and others(you know who you are):

Thank you.

Thank you for always being there for me, for never giving up on me, and pushing me to carry on even when I thought I couldn't.

Thank you for all the times you have just let me cry when my heart was broke, consoling me and telling me everything is going to be okay.

Thank you for all the times you have let me cry, even when I didn't know why, I just knew I couldn't stop, but you were there anyway.

Thank you for always believing in me when I didn't even believe in myself.

Thank you for not labeling me as a bad kid when I made bad choices but rather a good kid who just needed to make better decisions.

Thank you for always being someone I could count on, to be there no matter what, for whatever I needed.

Thank you for still wanting to be in my life after getting the know the real me.Thank you for still wanting to be my friend after getting to know how sassy and independent I am.

Thank you for loving me all these years, through all my phases in life.

Thank you for all the laughs, tears, and memories we have made together.

Thank you for all the time that you spent with me when you probably had better things to be doing.

Thank you for always having a roof over my head and food for me to eat.

Thank you for teaching me about life and tough love.

Thank you for not always giving me what I wanted, but rather what I needed.

Thank you for always putting my safety first and making me follow your rules even when I didn't want to at the time.

Thank you for always being down to go on late night food-runs whenever I wanted.

Thank you for teaching me what love is.

Thank you for teaching me selflessness and patience.

I know I beat myself up a lot, and I am a lot to handle, and some of you can only handle me in doses. But I want you guys to know how much it means to me that you're still in my life after all these years and still helping shape me into the person I am.

I wouldn't be where I am without each and every one of you and I thank God every day that he placed you all in my life.

I may not say it often and I really don't say it enough but thank you, from the bottom of my heart for the role that each and every one of you has played in my life. You guys are the real MVP.



Cover Image Credit: Tatiana Vavrikova

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The Importance Of The 5 Types Of Friends In Your Life

I'll never find more selfless and unique people in my life.

Friends are not easy to find. They are taken for granted and are always there when needed. Good friends are the ones that are by your side through thick and thin, support you during a breakup, and are the scapegoat to temporarily dealing with problems.

There are five main types of friends which include: The Leader, the Cheerleader, the Prophet, the Confidant, and the Motivator. Within each friend is a blessing, one you do not expect. Friends hold you up, they support and guide you. They are there to listen to you and be there whether you are in a time of need or just around for shits and giggles.

The Leader will tell you to pull your act together and keep fighting, they are the reason you are so put together even when you feel like you are not. They push you to be your best self.

The Cheerleader will cheer you on and tell you that you're doing great, even if you are doing everything wrong and should stop altogether. They have that special kind of pep that you used to get from the girls in uniforms at those football and basketball games in high school.

The Prophet gives wise advice, not the crap (sorry dad) that you get from your parents, but the type of advice that relates directly to your situation. Although parental advice is always needed and is awesome and all, friend advice is always good because they understand what you’re going through because they are going through the same things.

The Confidant is the friend you can trust anything with. Secrets, help, support, they got you.

The Motivator is the friend who motivates you, duh. They give you reasons to not quit and will be there 100% of the way.

If you're anything like me, I'm not an easy person to love. Friends put up with A LOT of shit and the majority of the time, we take them for granted. Take the time to thank them for being there for you through thick and thin and don’t do anything stupid to lose them. They are your friends and they want to be there for you, so let them.

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The Struggle Of Living In This World As A 'Caitlin'

If your name is Caitlin, Caitlyn, Kaitlyn, Katelyn, Kaitlin, etc., you understand the struggle of having this name.

For some reason, in the years 1994-2000 everyone decided that they wanted to name their kid "Kaitlyn". I mean, I don't really see the appeal, but man was this name popular.

My name is Caitlin, and living with this name has cursed me all my life.

First off, there are probably a hundred different ways to spell this name. The most popular ones are Kaitlyn, Caitlyn, Caitlin, Kaitlin, and Katelyn. But seriously I've seen some weird ass spellings, like Katelynn (it's so literal), Caetlin, Katelin, Kaitlynn, etc. Pretty much any combination of those letters can spell my name.

Because there are literally so many ways to spell my name, people always end up spelling it the using the wrong way (and it doesn't help that my last name is also hard to spell).

I've gotten to the point when people ask me how to spell my name, I just say "with a 'C' and an 'I,'" and they understand.

Now my mom chose the spelling of my name so people wouldn't shorten my name to a nickname easily. Well despite my mom's intentions, I have still gotten called a shit load of nicknames, no matter how many times I tell people I liked to be called "Caitlin." I've been called Katie, Caddy, Kate, and Cici.

Because this name is so damn popular for my age, I was always surrounded by other Caitlins. In elementary school, there was never a year that I didn't have another Caitlin in class with me. In elementary school, I was always "Caitlin C." or "Caitlin with a C." I didn't know how to respond to anything different.

One awesome thing about there being so many of us with this name is that we truly do stick together. in elementary school, I had a close friend names Katelynn. My best friend for the past 8 years is named Caitlyn ( we're going to write a memoir about our friendship called "Caitli/yn").

It's super funny when I introduce her to new people as my best friend, and they ask what her name is and I say "Caitlyn." Everyone is always hella confused.

No matter how terrible a person you are, if your name is Caitlin, Caitlyn, Kaitlyn, Katelyn, Kaitlin, etc., I love you. You understand the struggle of having this name.

No matter how annoying this name is though, I would never change it. Don't call me Kate, Katie, Caddy, or whatever bullshit nickname can be contrived from my name.

I am CAITLIN, with "C" and an "I."

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