To The Best Friend That Went Their Separate Way
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To The Best Friend That Went Their Separate Way

Thank you for our friendship.

To The Best Friend That Went Their Separate Way
Delia Drake

I would like you to know that I have no hard feelings towards you. We went to college, and things happened. Life changes people, and that’s okay. I want to tell you some things, though. Since I was your best friend for so long, I know these are some things you will want to hear.

1. You are absolutely perfect the way you are.

Please don’t let the opinions of others, especially boys, determine your worth. You look great, you have a great personality, and you are a driven and intelligent young woman. People will try to bring you down in life, it's bound to happen. Remember that you are better than the way some people treat you, never settle for less than you deserve. Keep your head up because confidence looks good on you. The only opinion that matters is the opinion you have of yourself. As long as you're proud of yourself and happy with how far you've come, that's all that matters. Stand tall, walk with confidence and be the person you always wanted to be. It's never too late: nobody can stop you.

2. You don’t need to prove anything to anybody

Boys will try to pressure you into things, and so will girls. You don’t need to go out when you don’t want to, you don’t need to dress a certain way, like certain things, or act a certain way just because other people tell you to. Your actions are your own, don’t let anyone corrupt that. Be independent, because I know you can be.

3. Never quit.

Never quit on yourself, your work, or your friends. Be the friend to others that you would want to have. Give your work everything you’ve got, because it represents the kind of person you are and we both know that you’re pretty great. Don’t sell yourself short. Never quit on yourself either. Wake up each morning and tell yourself that you’re going to get through the day, it will be a good day, you will be successful, laugh a lot, and enjoy yourself. If you’re not doing as best as you want to be doing, or your life isn’t going exactly as you’d planned at the moment please stand firm. It will get better. Always be positive, and think of the most positive outcomes of every situation. Negativity won't get you anywhere in life.

4. You are never alone.

I know that we don’t talk these days, but please remember that we were practically sisters at one point. There will always be a spot for you in my bed, and obviously in my heart. You are a one of a kind person, and our friendship is irreplaceable. When you feel like you’re alone, remember that you actually never are. I am only one text or phone call away, and I will never hesitate to answer you. Not only do you always have me, but you have plenty of friends and family that love and care for you.

5. College is about finding yourself.

We are all lost, and we are all trying to find out where we belong. You might change your major, you might bounce around to different friend groups, you might feel alone, you might be struggling with managing your time, but no matter what you're going through please remember that every other college freshman is going through the same things. We are all struggling to figure out where we belong. Everyone is letting go of the old high school friends, saying goodbye to the past and welcoming whatever the future has in store for us. Yes, it is very scary to think of what the future might have to offer, but we're all facing it together. You will get through it, you will find your place, and I promise that happiness is upon you.

I hope this article pops up on some of your social media, and you read it and realize that this is for you. This is for you, and for all of the best friends that have gone their separate ways. Thank you for the friendship we did have, and I wish you nothing but the best for your future.

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