To the friends I am blessed to consider family –
I came to college not knowing what I was getting myself into. I was completely out of my element in a place that was far from home, full of people I had yet to meet. I had moved a lot before so I hoped that would help me in my transition into this new environment. But, no matter how much previous experience I had, I was still nervous. I hoped and prayed that I would find my people, and now, seven months later, I know I did.
We began as strangers and were brought together by something, and at one point we realized how great we worked together. Whether it was luck or fate, I'm not entirely sure, but what I do know is I can't imagine the next few years without you guys.I am so incredibly grateful that I am able to go through this new chapter in my life with such incredible people by my side. Between the late night talks and the constant contagious laughs, I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to call my family away from my family.
It's mind blowing how you walked into my life such a short while ago and have already made such an impact. You all have changed me into a better person in your own ways. As time goes by, I continue seeing positive growth within myself thanks to you. It's hard to find people who lift you up and have your best intentions at heart in the society we live in, so I feel extremely blessed to have you. College isn't always easy but I'm thankful that I have such an incredible support system, ready to lift me up when I need it.
I want you to know that I will always be here, no matter what happens down the road. You have made my first year at college into something I'll look back on with pride. Pride, because I was able to be someone that such amazing people wanted in their lives. I can't thank you enough for being in my life. I don't think I'll ever be able to fully express how much you mean to me.
The best kind of friendship is that in which you benefit from each other in positive way, according to Aristotle. When I look at us, I see exactly that. I see people who constantly bring positivity and inspire each other to be the best we can be. It's a special bond we share that I hope is never going to be broken.
So thank you for being the amazing people that you are. For the endless laughs, for being the ones I can run to with anything, for making me feel like myself and for being the best friends I could ever ask for.
I love you guys always and I will always be here. No matter what.