You Are Not Forgotten

Nothing is forgotten

You are always being remembered


I want you to think about something for a second. I want you to think about every person you've ever met. Do you remember them? Do you remember the person you let go in front of you in line? Or the person you held the door for yesterday? Of course not, but you remember doing it. See that's the thing with life... we don't always remember people but we remember doing something. But that's not to say that we don't remember people. We have all probably said that we wanted to forget that nasty person or that horrible thing that happened, but we can't.

As hard as we try, we can't forget. We can't forget people who have made us smile or laugh or mad or feel any emotion. We can't forget the places we've been to and have had a lovely time at or the places we hated with a passion. We can't forget being scared or excited or sad. I think it's truly amazing how many things we can remember. If you think about it, we are remembering everyday RIGHT NOW as you read this and as I write this.

It's been almost three weeks since I left my friends at camp and when I did, I was so afraid that I was going to forget them and that they were going to forget me. That's silly to think about because they won't forget me. The day I left, my friends we texting me and they still are. I think people get so afraid that they will be forgotten, but I like to always remember the line "Just because you're out of sight, doesn't mean you're out of mind." I think about my friends all the time and I always let them know when I've been thinking about them.

The sad thing about people and all humans is that we are afraid of being forgotten to a certain degree. I know that my biggest fear is being forgotten and not being remembered. I think the reason for this is that most of us live in the future and the present. We are so worried about people remembering us and not forgetting us that we often forget the people we are with. I know that many of us struggle with people forgetting us and not feeling noticed, but we are. People notice us all the time, even if we think that people don't.

People constantly notice you just living and being you. I know that this is something I struggle with because sometimes I feel invisible, but some people who I love very much remind me I'm not. It can be hard to not feel forgotten when you look on social media and see people hanging out with all of their friends and constantly being surrounded by people. If you are able to go and do things by yourself, then you are an independent person who doesn't need to rely on others. Don't forget just how independent and strong you are.

I know that it can be difficult these days with our instant gratification to understand that no one has forgotten us if we don't get twenty texts a day. We have to understand that just because someone doesn't talk to us constantly doesn't mean that no one notices us or likes us. All it means is that we all have lives. We are all busy. No one has forgotten you, you are always being remembered. You are noticed and important and you will never be forgotten, remember that.

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21 Things You Say To Your Roommate If You Two Are Practically A Married Couple

Until I made this list, I didn't realize how absurdly close my roommate and I were. #sorrynotsorry

Let's be real: you and your roommate have said these things at least one to each other.

1. "Can you turn the light off?"

2. "We probably shouldn't go out for dinner again...right?"

*Complains about not having money* *Spends $8 on Chipotle three times a week*

3. "I always pick where we go"

This is a fight you have with your roommate almost every day when you're roommate is as indecisive as mine.

4. "Do you have my keys?"

5. "Can you pick me up?"

6. "Is it hot in here?"

7. "Does this outfit look stupid?"

The answer is usually yes. No offense.

8. "Can you throw this out for me?"

9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee."

This text is usually sent when you know your roomie is out running errands... errands you know are near a Starbucks.

11. "Can you tell me what happened?"

12. "Are you asleep?"

There have been times where I couldn't tell if you were asleep or dead... and I had to say this out loud to check if you were alive.

13. "Check your DM's."

*Cracks up in the middle of nowhere* *Catches a weird stare from your roomie across the room*

14. "Can you plug this in for me?"

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

Another instance where "I always pick" happens.

16. "Look at this girl's Instagram."

*Chucks phone across the room at roommate*

17. "Can you call me?"

18. "Can we meet up?"

19. "Can you help me find my phone?"

*Tries to leave the house to do something* *Loses phone* Every. Time.

20. "What should we do tonight?"

*Tries to get ready to do something fun* *Ends up staying in for another girls' night*

21. "Why isn't everyone as great as us?"


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To My Long-Distance Best Friend, We Might Be 7,811 Miles Apart, But Our Friendship Only Gets Stronger

It breaks my heart that I cannot be around for your birthdays or to celebrate your achievements. But I'm so proud of every milestone you achieve. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and the person you are becoming.


To my best friend,

It has been 270 days since I last met you and 206 more days until I meet you again. People say that time flies by quickly, but these have been the most difficult days that seemed to drag on forever. Five years ago when you were sitting next to me on the first day of our sociology class, I had no idea we would end up being best friends. From sharing my mother's parathas during lunch breaks to the countless sleepovers, I will never forget all the memories we created throughout high school.

I vividly remember the day I told you I would be studying abroad. You were so happy and proud of me for pursuing my dreams but also upset that we wouldn't be seeing each other every now and then. I was worried if our friendship would even last. But we have spent almost two years away from each other and our friendship only seems to get stronger.

I'm so grateful to technology for allowing us to be in touch all the time. My day doesn't feel complete if I do not receive a text from you. I know we do not video call often because of how busy our schedules are (another reason being time zones suck and I cannot do the math), but always know that I am there for you. It breaks my heart that I cannot be around for your birthdays or to celebrate your achievements. But I'm so proud of every milestone you achieve. I am so proud of all your accomplishments and the person you are becoming.

We have both had some terrible friendship experiences in our past before we met each other that have completely broken our faith in friendships. But know that you can always count on me and that I will never leave your side. Know that I will always set an alarm early in the morning just to video call you. Know that I will always be there for you (even if I'm not physically present around you). Know that you will always be the first person I share everything with.

I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Thank you for encouraging me to make new friends at college. Thank you for always being there during my failures and reminding me that it's not the end of the world and that more opportunities will come my way. Thank you for being there during my successes and being my number one cheerleader. Thank you for always reminding me to love myself. You not only have a special place in my heart but also have a special place in my family. My mother and sister are not only glad that I have a best friend like you but also adore you so much. It is impossible to imagine a life without you.

I cannot wait for more butter chicken sleepover dates in December!

Lots of love,

Your best friend.

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