You can take your guess if I am writing this to you, but chances are you should know if this is about you by the end. Thank you for the past year, for just being there. I came into your life at a time when I was afraid, angry, and extremely alone, yet you never blocked me out.
Thank you for letting me ask every ridiculous and random question that popped up in my mind, because you always were able to give me an answer. So much of who I am as an employee, student, and person is reflected in what you have taught me. I have no doubt God placed you in my life for specific reasons.
I am so grateful that you reminded me how messy life is, but how we keep moving on and just laughing at the stress we know we are about to endure. You've taught me how to be an optimistic pessimist. Your presence in my daily life has shown me what sort of treasures can come from rough situations.
I cannot say thank you enough from challenging me from day one. You showed me how to push my limits and go out of my comfort zone to reach my desired outcome. Awkward and uncomfortable situations now seem normal and easy to navigate.
Thank you for being an example of a hard worker and spurring me on to put my best work out there. I have learned from you that even the most trivial and boring tasks can benefit in the long run. No matter how messy the journey to get to your end goal, you remind me that it is all worth it when you achieve what you set out to do.
It was really hard for me to have to say goodbye to you for the time being while I am on my next adventure, but I am thankful to know I will always have you there. I hope I do you proud, and remember, I ALWAYS want you as part of my life, so keep me updated on all the things that happen with you this next year.
Thank you for all you have taught me. I take your words of wisdom with me. I won't forget how to tie the bow, I promise, because that is the best part of the gift.