Things get crazy. We’re in college, and you live a couple thousand miles away. I feel like we met yesterday, but I also feel like I haven’t seen you in years. I love our friendship because when we finally see each other during the holidays or the next spring break, we will catch up, and it’ll be like nothing changed. Sure, a lot of sh*t happened to us this year, and you’re living it up on the west coast, but I’ll love you until the end.

Our friendship wasn’t ever perfect because nothing is, but you’re one of the most real people I’ve ever met. You taught me so much, you opened my eyes to many things and you truly shaped me to be the person I am today. We had some crazy times, and I just want to thank you for loving me through the stupid fights, the mean girls, the stress and anxiety. You always made me feel at peace when I felt crazy—I'll never be able to thank you enough for that. You taught me that a true friend is supposed to be there through the good and the bad.

I miss you like crazy, and I have so much to tell you. There was a time during senior year where I couldn’t imagine going through college without you by my side, but I realized that we’d have to go our separate ways. I always knew you’d do big things, and when people asked me where you were going to school, I felt like a proud parent given all you’ve accomplished. I can’t wait to see where you go in life. Thank you again for believing in me and supporting me through it all. I know we don’t talk every day, but I will have your back no matter what.

I want you to have the best summer ever. I want you to live it up! I want you to meet new people, spend your money on concert tickets, dye your hair and freaking love yourself. Spend some time on the beach (and for the love of all that is great, wear sunscreen). When you’re out there soaking up the rays, I hope you think back and remember the senior skip days, long talks about our future and the jam sessions to all your favorite tunes. I hope you think back to the high school years and remember us laughing, crying, having dance parties, singing at the top of our lungs in the car to the Chili Peppers and going on adventures. I'll be your gal forever.