From the day I met you guys, something clicked. There wasn't any awkward silence or any forced conversations, things just came naturally. If you had asked me at the time, I never would've guessed that such important friendships would start so quickly. After long hours of homework when we'd both go to bed, we could sit in silence, or spend multiple hours talking about a laundry list of topics. I never once regretted staying up late to talk to you guys. We'd never run out of things to talk about, and each day there was always something new that we'd figure out we had in common.
As we spent more time together we came to read each other's emotions and sense when something was wrong. You guys knew if I was having a bad day, and I'd never have to say anything. And on those bad days, you guys would try to fix whatever was wrong, or do ridiculous things to cheer me up. No one has seen me go from crying to laughing as fast as you guys. I can't thank you enough for cheering me up when I truly needed it or listening to me ramble about the same things I'd been saying for multiple days.
I can't count how many pointless trips we made to Target or how many adventures to nowhere we went on. What I didn't realize in the moment was that those memories highlight some of the best days of this year. The long walks through the city, to no place in particular, were always better than my homework that needed to be done.
As we come to the close of our school year I'm realizing how much I really will miss you guys. Seeing you every day became my routine, which makes me very happy that none of you are far away. You guys helped me feel at home at school, and without you I wouldn't have had such a great experience. You guys became my family that I didn't know I needed, but now that I have you guys in my life I truly don't ever want to let that go. So, unfortunately, you're stuck with me for the long haul -- whether you like it or not.
To many people, college friends are just that: friends you have at college. For me, you guys helped me appreciate a place that I wasn't sure would be right for me at first. You guys were the ones putting me back together when I needed it. You guys have been the ones that I spend most of my time with, and I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you for always being my shoulders to cry on, and the ones to tell me to pull myself together when it's absolutely necessary. You're the best bunch I could ask for, and I couldn't feel luckier to have you. I love you.