I wish I could show you just how much I’ve grown since meeting you all. I wish I could open up my little soul and physically show you how much happiness resides in there.
From the late nights out to the early morning studying sessions and the little arguments in between, you have all changed me for the better. Though we are separated by borders and oceans and mountains far too high, our friendships have no limits.
The day we met each other, I was incredibly nervous. I stayed in my room until I felt calm enough to come out and socialize and you all welcomed me with open arms. You opened up to me, asked me to open up to you, shared dinners with me, swapped drinks with me, went on grocery runs with me at night, and made sure I felt valued. You cooked with me, drove me home, got coffee with me, went on walks with me, watched ducklings hatch with me. We experienced a range of emotions together, and we survived all of them together.
You humbled me, while simultaneously hyping me up. You made me realize that the world does not revolve around me. Rather, we revolve around the world. And together, we are better. Though we argued at times, we never held grudges long enough to matter. We lived together for 6-months, it was bound to happen. And we dealt with it properly. Maturely.
We drank too much, partied too hard, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. We made regretful decision after regretful decision. We kissed strangers, attended events we had no business attending, laughed together, cried together, got ready together, went home together at the end of every night. It was all of us or none of us, we travelled as a unit.
Thank you for taking care of me when I was down. There were nights where I didn’t think I was going to be able to fall asleep because I was so homesick. You made me tea and you stayed up and watched awful movies with me until I grew tired. You let me be me, and for that I will forever be thankful.
Thank you for the smiles. I have never smiled so much in my life. I was high on life around you beautiful souls, grinning constantly, laughing always.
I love you all, miss you all.
Let’s chat soon?