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To My Ex Best Friend, I'm Glad That We Got To Be Friends

It'll always be sad that we weren't best friends "forever" but it's amazing that we got to be best friends at all.

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Dear ex-best friend,

When I think of you, happy memories automatically come into mind. I think of countless sleepovers consisting of secrets and crushes. I think of listening to Hannah Montana songs and discussing our fears about high school. Most of all, I think of how lucky I felt to have had a best friend like you. You were someone who was always there and always lifted my head.

But things changed. Toward the end of middle school, a big argument broke out between us. Sure, we recovered from it as all best friends do, but I knew it dented our friendship. The drama kept on piling on. It was one thing after another. We changed. I was discovering a whole new group of friends while you reconnected with your old one.

I fell into clubs and activities that you didn't want to do and vice versa. Our paths intertwined less and less. And I noticed that, but at the time, I didn't realize exactly how much it hurt.

I'm sorry we didn't last. I'm sorry for my mistakes. I'm sorry. But this is how it was meant to be. I know I'm happy in life and that you are too. We aren't bitter towards each other, which I am so grateful for. Yes, it hurts to think about our past but it's in the best way possible. It'll always be sad that we weren't best friends "forever" but it's amazing that we got to be best friends at all.

I want to say thank you for the friendship we used to have. You were always a steady rock in the midst of my crazy life. You kept me positive and grounded. I know I am partially who I am today because of you and what we had.

I hope life treats you well and that you'll smile while looking at old photos of us. I know I will.

Sincerely,

Your ex-best friend

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Summer In College Is For More Than Just Working

No, you're never to hold to have fun in the summer.

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There should never be an age where you stop having fun in the summer. The weather is nice, there are always things to do, and everyone is just naturally happier. So, regardless of whether you're 7 or 21, I'm talking to you.

During the year it can be hard to find a routine unless you are a very put together person. Sadly, I am not. Even when I tell myself I'm going to eat healthily, work out, and stop procrastinating, I usually don't follow through with that. At school, I find myself in somewhat of a constant catch-up mode. When I feel like I'm ahead on my homework or studying, that usually means I'm behind on being healthy in other aspects of my life. That is why I love summer. It's a chance to reset the clock for a second and catch your breath.

I get that having an internship or working is important for your post-graduation life, but having fun is important for your college years too. When you get a job in the real world, summer is going to look a lot different for you. That is why it's best to take advantage of the time now. This doesn't mean turning down that work experience, it means doing things other than just working.

First things first is finding a hobby you enjoy that you don't do at school. Pick it up for a little over the summer. Why not? For me, this is yoga. For whatever reason, I find myself too nervous to attend yoga classes at school. I have absolutely no reason to be anxious about doing something I like, but I am so I take the time to attend a few classes a week in the summer.

Secondly, try reading. Before you make that look of disgust on your face, think about the last time you read a book of your choosing. If it was recently, then kudos to you for managing your time well enough to do that. If you are not that person, then hello! I am talking to you. I am not a fan of reading because I usually associate it with homework. However, I find that when I have the time to browse the book section of a store for a few seconds, I find multiple books that jump out at me. During the summer I take the opportunity to read a little here and there. The nice part of leisure reading over school reading is that there's no deadline. You can read what you want when you want to.

Finally, learn something new. Again I usually associate learning with things that I am required to learn for my major. Learning something new that interests you is a different kind of rush. When I'm bored in class, I make bucket lists of little things I want to learn about. They can be big or small. One time I wanted to learn how to knit. Don't ask me why my 19-year-old self thought it would be sweet to sit on my porch in the summer knitting, but I did, and I'm kind of sad I didn't pursue that interest. When might I ever have time to learn how to knit again?

These might sound like quirky things to do, but you're young. Make a bucket list and try to cross one thing off each weekend. If you're like me, then you're a little scared of growing up. Scared you won't be able to accomplish all the things you want to. But, the fact of the matter is no one is going to make you accomplish them but you. So, take some initiative and do them. Summer is for more than just working; it's time to live a little and reset the clock.

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A Prayer For My Future Husband

I hope one day that you will be reading this prayer.

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Dear Future Husband of mine,

I can not wait to meet you, or if I have already met you, I can not wait to actually get to know you. Either way, I am happy I have found you. I found the one whom my soul loves.

I have prayed for you every night. I prayed for you to love God more than you love me. I have prayed for you to have nothing but love in your heart. I hope that you have patience (a lot of it if you are going to marry me).

I hope that you are kind towards every person that you meet. I hope that you are funny and that you can make me laugh even when I am mad at you. Future husband, I pray that you are beautiful. I do not mean on the outside but on the inside. I pray that you are nothing but good, that you are a light that shines and when people look at you, they can see God.

I pray that your family will love my family. I have a huge family with mostly babies. I hope that you will love my family and not ever see them as baggage. I pray that our families will be close. I hope that someday we could have family dinners together or maybe even vacations. I pray that your parents will love me. I hope they can see all the love I have towards you.

When I look at you, I hope that you see me only in the most positive light. I hope that I am beautiful in your eyes. I pray that you will never give up on our relationship and soon to be vows. I pray that you will love me and stay true to only me for the rest of our lives.

I hope to have tiny little you's running around one day. I pray that you will be the best father that I have seen (even though it's gonna be hard to beat). I hope our kids look at you the way that I do. I pray they look at you and see nothing but good. I pray they will grow up to be just as selfless and Godly as you are.

I have prayed for you as long as I can remember. You are everything that I have prayed for and more. I love you. If you are reading this, not on my blog, I have finally found you.

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