To The Friends I Had To Let Go

To The Friends I Had To Let Go

You control your life, you choose who your friends are.
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Throughout life you will meet some really great people.

People who you think will be your best friends, and that you will spend your whole high school or college years with. You will laugh, cry, and even get mad together. You will have code names for the boys that you think are cute. You will have sleepovers together, and basically live together. You couldn't imagine anything that could change at all, but however things change.

The friends I had to let go, are the friends who were bad influences on me.The friends that would do horrible things, all the time and would get mad If I didn't join them. The friends that will drag me along and do things that I wasn't comfortable with. The friends that will use me for my money, and don't appreciate our friendship. The friends that promised that they would always have my back but in reality they are the ones with the knife in their hands. The friends who ditch me for guys who are giving them a small amount of attention. The friends that don't share the same morals as me. The friends who won't take "no" as an answer. The friends who won't keep my secrets.

I'm here to tell you that you will meet some really great people in life, and you will meet some horrible people. The bad is always hidden in the good, and you will realize it before it's too late. You will meet people who try to put you down. People who won't believe in you or your dreams, or what you stand for. Being in college I can tell you that your friend group will get smaller or it may get bigger, but you have the choice to decide. You have control of your life and your future, one little mistake can ruin everything. Don't get blindsided by the fun in college, focus on what really matters.

Focus on the reason why you are here, and what you are trying to get done.

Find your true friends, you will know them when you meet them. Find people who bring positivity to your life, friends who will bring you up instead of tearing you down. Friends who respects your boundaries and your morals. Find friends who you can trust, and that you have a deeper understanding with. Listen to your mom because she can spot a fake friend faster than you can. "Mother knows best" as Mother Gothel, said. The one person you can always trust in life, and the person who is always there for you is your mom. As I get older, I notice my mom has became my best friend, and when something is wrong she is the first person I run to. She's the one friend that I would never let go.

Keep your head up and don't think that you are alone in life, when in reality you have the number one person on your side.

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

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3. "I always pick where we go"

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4. "Do you have my keys?"

5. "Can you pick me up?"

6. "Is it hot in here?"

7. "Does this outfit look stupid?"

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

9. "Can we get ice cream?"

10. "I need coffee"

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11. "Can you tell me what happened?"

12. "Are you asleep?"

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13. "Check your dm's."

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

15. "Can you pick a movie?"

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

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17. "Can you call me?"

18. "Can we meet up?"

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

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20. "What should we do tonight?"

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


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To The Friends Who Became My Family

Most of us didn't know each other but we felt this energy and connection that would connect us for life
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I've always felt like an outsider no matter where I've gone. Almost like I would never find my place in this world. The moment that I thought I'd found it, my world turned upside down, at the time I thought I'd never bounce back. I was so very wrong.

A few months later after going down that road, I was introduced to this amazing group of people who had come from so many different places and recently formed together. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason, and when it comes to this moment in my life I know that it's true. These people have brought so much opportunity and positivity into my life. They've given me the drive to be this amazing person. I never knew where I belonged, I felt like a misfit toy, or the puzzle in the 100-piece box that doesn't fit, no matter which way you move it.

They made me feel like I could belong anywhere, with anyone.

They've given this new view of life that I've been lacking. A lot has to do with my own level of confidence, and they've truly helped build that.

After meeting them the world began to make sense again. I was able to find my way for the first time in years. I wouldn't be the person I am today without having them in my life. They've made me realize that in college I'm the guys' girl, and I love having all my guy friends. I would be completely lost without them. I was able to see all the good in the world that I was unable to see before. I know always see the most positive outlook on everything.

Now that I see the world in a new light, it seems that the world has seen me for who I truly am.

After coming together with these people I've met so many amazing people who I never thought I would meet in my life or be friends with. I've never been luckier in my life than the moment that they all walked into it. I felt like they saved me from a dark hole, and I have no idea how to thank them, other than writing an article to show my gratitude.

This one is for y'all, so thank you.

Thank you for being there when I need it, for having my back no matter what, and for pushing me. I didn't think that I could do or be half the person I am, but because of you, I am. I am myself for the first time in life, and I have no shame about who that is.

I miss you guys and wouldn't be able to survive college without you. I know that when we all venture away from each other and no longer live together we will make sure that once a year we come together. We try for once a month and have done such a good job at that, but when life gets busy I know that once a year will be enough because it will seem like no time has ever been spent apart.

To those reading this, if you find a group that makes you feel this way or even just a few people, don't ever let them go. Make the time to see each other and don't lose touch.

Life gets hard, but it without your people makes it so much harder.

I love my team, I love my squad. The moment that we first all "prayed" together I felt slightly ridiculous but then I realized that we all come from different places, and different backgrounds, but at that moment, we came together. Most of us didn't know each other but we felt this energy and connection that would connect us for life.

So here is what I want to say to you "I've always felt like an outsider, and I've had friends, a lot. I've even had friends that I love and couldn't live without, but you guys have become my family, you have become these people that I couldn't imagine living without. In such a short time you've become amazing human beings who I've seen grow and prosper throughout these friendships that each and every one of us has made. I wouldn't change the world for the moment we have, and the memories we all make.

You guys are my family, and I can't thank you enough for saving me because you truly have.

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