The hardest part of all of this is that things will never be the same. Over the next four years you will meet new people and new friends. These years will be the best four years of your life, and I won't even get to be apart of them. High school was great, we had so much fun and the crazy rollercoaster of our friendships went along with us. It was never easy to keep in touch, some of us spoke once a day and some of us barely spoke every other week. The visits were so much fun but we all knew at the end of the break or weekend we had to say goodbye all over again. It never did get easier, I think It just got a whole lot harder.
I saw all of your pictures and posts of you and all your new friends and I wasn't jealous, I was sad. When you all left things changed so much, we would no longer have those little traditions that seemed like nothing. We celebrated all of our birthdays together, and we never failed to enjoy every minute together. Today I see your snapchats and tweets and I smile because I'm happy that other people get to have a friend like you around all the time. It's hard when all I want to do is go back in time to when everything was simple and I always had someone to go to dinner with on a Wednesday or someone to run stupid errands with.
I remember the last time we all sat down to have dinner together before you all left. We smiled and laughed A LOT, we didn't think about other things that had happened in the past we were just really thankful to be together one last time before everything changed. We were all sad, but put on a happy face because we knew crying in the middle of the restaurant wasn't going to keep us together.
I'm so grateful to have gone through high school with such an amazing group of friends. No matter what I know we will always be friends because we were such a huge part of each others lives at some point. Now, I go on everyday missing a little piece of what was once a huge part of me. I'm happy though and I'm grateful to such great friends and family. So in this letter to my best friends that left for college, thank you for all the little things you thought I wouldn't remember. Thank you for my surprise 16th birthday party, the trip to disney world, the secret santa exchanges (that we failed so epically at), and for not letting the distance change our friendship.