To the friends I've lost touch with over the years,
I know the title of this sounds kind of harsh, but I promise you this letter is anything but that. I'm just stating the truth — we used to be best buddies, and now we're not. (I really hope you read that to the tune of "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?") But in all seriousness, as we have grown up, unfortunately we have grown apart from each other. We've moved on to bigger and better things, and sometimes that means leaving people behind. It's no one's fault that it happened; none of us did anything wrong. I'm not going to use the excuse, "Well they never text me anymore," because I'm well aware that phones work both ways.
But what I will say is that I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I let our friendships drift off and did nothing to stop it. I'm sorry that I wasn't there to hear all about your new relationships or how much fun you've had at college. Maybe I should have put in the effort to text you more often, even if I thought I was being annoying. Maybe I should have done more than favorite your Tweets or like your Facebook statuses when you've posted about some exciting event that has happened in your life. Maybe I should have sent you embarrassing pictures from five years ago that came up on my Timehop; maybe it could have sparked a conversation.
Growing up, we thought that we'd all be best friends forever. We could never imagine spending a weekend without each other — how would we ever survive leaving each other to go off to college? But we did it, we survived without each other. We're almost onto our senior year of college (wow that really just hit me), and it's still hard to believe that it's been almost four years since we've had a legit conversation. Of course we've seen each other a few times since then, and occasionally texted each other on birthdays and holidays, but it's just not the same. And, in all honesty, it probably never will be.
Just know that you're always in my thoughts. Seeing pictures of all of you with your new friends always makes me so happy. I just hope that you're happy. I hope that you took the chance to read this, and I hope that you feel the same way about me. Who knows? Maybe one day we will pick off where we left off, and it will be like college never happened.
Your ex-best friend.
P.S. Since you know that I can't write anything like this without including a corny "Wicked" lyric, here's a lyric from "For Good":
"It well may be that we will never meet again in this lifetime. So, let me say before we part: So much of me is made of what I learned from you. You'll be with me like a handprint on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend."