It's so scary to think how someone can start of as a stranger then suddenly become one of the most important and memorable people in your life. I'm someone who takes great pride in my friends. They mean so much to mean and always will no matter where I am in the world or what paths of life we're on.

It's difficult to put into words the impact someone can have on your life, especially when that impact is so positive, and a lot of times we fail to mention how meaningful these strangers have become.

My friends deserve better.

They deserve better than any guy or girl they date, better than any amount of money they earn in their life, they deserve better odds in every race. They deserve to be able to live their life to the fullest, with not a single limitation. I pray every single day that my friends will be able to experience every last adventure they want to, and I hope that it's with people that adore them as much as I do.

I sometimes fail. I fail to give them the credit they deserve in shaping various different parts of my soul, of my personality, and of my lifestyle. I sometimes take advantage of the idea that they'll be there for me in tough times, and for that I'm deeply sorry, from the bottom of my heart.

I often forget that they are some of the best people I have and ever will meet in this lifetime, but not anymore. No longer will I sit there and wonder if they care for me as much as I care for them because it doesn't matter who cares more, what matters is that you care, and that you show it. Because it's not a competition, it's life, and these are years that you'll never get back, so you might as well be as grateful as possible for what you have now.

But I want to thank all of you, to the one who has always had a keen eye for fashion, the one who loves God in such an inspirational way, the one whose heart is more kind than any person you'll ever meet, the one whose sarcasm will always serve as a comic relief, the one whose love for a sport has showed me what determination really means, the one who will forever be my soulmate, the one whose appreciation for animals restores faith in our generation and all the others who have made significant contributions to the discovery of myself.

I apologize an overwhelming amount, even when I don't do anything wrong. But right now I feel like I should apologize. I'm sorry, to my closest friends, my people, my soul mates, I'm sorry that we're about to embark on a new adventure and I won't get to be physically there with you.

Each and every one of you will always be in my heart, and as we all go our separate ways at the end of this year, always remember how important you are to me.

Because your high school friends are a part of the big picture, they helped you realize what you want to be, they encouraged you in times of trouble, and they were there for some pretty big moments.

I may be terrified of losing all of you, but I can't wait to watch you grow throughout college and see where life takes you.