15 Thank Yous To The Best Friend I Made Freshman Year, As We Begin Another

15 Thank Yous To The Best Friend I Made Freshman Year, As We Begin Another

Here's to you for always sticking by my side, no matter what.

I don't think an Odyssey article could do our friendship justice, but I'm going to put this out there, anyway.

Friends come and go during your freshman year of college, but you are truly one of the only exceptions. And I cannot thank you enough for that.

Speaking of 'thank you', there are countless things that make you a pretty amazing friend, so I listed out a handful of the best.

1. Thank you for all the smiles and laughs that have gotten me through tough times.

2. Thank you for telling me that I look pretty, even when I feel like I got hit by a truck.

3. Thank you for tagging me in Facebook memes, because on rough days, those are the only things that make me smile.

4. Thank you for making me feel like the life of the party, even when all I want to do is take a quick nap in the corner.

5. Thank you for the dinner dates after long days of class.

6. Thank you for checking in on me, because your advice and support help me to grow.

7. Thank you for reminding me that anyone who does not appreciate me is not worth my time.

8. Thank you for reminding me that I deserve the best kind of love, and to accept nothing less (after all, college boys do suck sometimes).

9. Thank you for always telling me how it is, even if it is not what I want to hear -- but need to know.

10. Thank you for always being a text, call, or short car ride away.

11. Thank you for always opening your doors to me.

12. Thank you for making life fun.

13. Thank you for making the worst days even the slightest bit better.

14. Thank you for being one of the most consistent people in my circle.

15. Most importantly, thank you for always being there.

I love you to the moon, and I cannot wait to make more memories this upcoming semester.

Cheers to us!

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To The Best Friend Who Ghosted Me For Her S.O.

She picked spending almost every day with him over helping me through rough times and trying to save our dying friendship.


According to dictonary.com, the definition of ghosting is the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication.

Ghosting is something that this generation is all too familiar with. It is something that makes me sick to my stomach, and I still cannot figure how all these people just “ghost” others who sincerely care about them.

I have had my fair share of guys or may I say, boys, ghost me.

It was rough but I have gotten through it, no big deal. Boys are boys, there are plenty more out there. Random friends along the way have ghosted me, it’s still just whatever to me.

This newly discovered ghosting that welcomed itself into my life is one that I don’t think I will ever be able to just simply be “whatever” about.

My best friend ghosted me. You might say that is crazy or ask me why.

This wasn't the typical ghosting though, I kind of knew what was going on. It all came down to one simple thing, her new significant other.

Yes, a new boy entered her life, so she exited my life.

I watched it happen right in front of my face, but I had no idea what I was in for.

It didn’t happen all at once. Our friendship went from seeing each other every day to only seeing each other once a week, if that. It went from telling each other everything to her purposely hiding things from me and blowing me off. I was hurt, but I never thought it would lead to where our friendship is at now. Long story short, we aren't friends.

I confronted her about it because I was not okay with getting ghosted by my best friend. She just ran and continued to run from it, and on top of that lie to me.

What hurts the most is that after YEARS of friendship, after going through hell and back with her, she chooses a guy over me. She picked spending almost every day with him over helping me through rough times and trying to save our dying friendship.

It hurts when a guy ghosts you, but it truly breaks your heart when your best friend ghosts you.

All I have to say to her is, I hope that he makes you happy and I hope that you two have a wonderful time together. Hopefully, he is a good one because he has big shoes to fill becoming your boyfriend and now your best friend.

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To My Distant Friend, We Don't Always Talk But I'm Here For You

I know we haven't spoken in a while, but you're still my best friend.

Dear Distant Friend,

I wanted to start off by saying thank you.

When I started college I thought I'd have so much time for my friends from back home that went to other universities but, I don't have as much time as I thought — classes and studying are overwhelming and I forget to check in or say hi like I used to. The daily conversations turn to weekly talks and before I know it it's been months since we've spoken.

I know we haven't talked in weeks or months, but wanted to tell you how much I love and appreciate you. We can pick up like no time passed and everything between us is the same and I am so thankful for that.

I'm constantly put on blast for not texting back or snapchatting back, but I promise I could never truly forget about my friends.

Having friends I know I can count on no matter what happens and no matter how much time has passed really keeps me sane.

Sometimes I am distant and sometimes I'll forget to tell you good luck on your math test or forget to ask how your day was, but you are always in the back of my mind and always on my heart.

Life gets overwhelming sometimes and it is totally understandable to not remember your phone is nearby and to make conversation, but I promise it means so much to hear from my friends a simple "Hey girl! Miss you! Hope you're doing well!"

We all have new friends and new teammates at college but don't forget about those friends you made in middle school and high school. They're just as important, if not more.

So again I say it, thanks for dealing with me popping in and out. Thanks for handling me when I go missing and when I forget to say that you're important to me.


I'm Sorry I Forgot To Text You Back... Again

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