Open Letter To My Childhood Best Friend


Hey,

Best Friend

Firstly and foremost I will always be indebted to you and thank you for sticking around with me for the last 20 years. You have seen me grow like no one ever has and I've seen you over the years turn into a more confused Soul.


It’s like it was just yesterday, us being 6 years old and running through the sprinklers, or filling up our inflatable pool on hot days or going cycling in those green meadows with your grandma always behind you and you sleeping on my shoulder everyday while coming back from school. Since the age of 4 we have been going through basically everything together, from our shopping sprees to our late night conversations that soon turned into rants because college is super hectic. Our friendship has not been a cake-walk but it has had it's own ups and downs.


It blows my mind to think that we have over 20 years worth of memories. Yes, we have gotten into disagreements but they were always over before we could even realize it. We have gone from playing with our Barbie dolls and MRF bats to asking each other for advice on life, Boyfriends, dressing to go out or even trial room selections.


It’s crazy to think that when our amazing friendship began, we didn’t have to worry about social media. I wish every child had memories like we do, whether it’s buying a slip n’ slide and using it all of the time, or playing with our dolls. We would always run out to the ice cream truck whenever it would pass by, and if one of us didn’t have money, we would ask our parents for a little more so that our best friend could get something too. We could sit for hours and hours on end, playing games like Ludo and carom and we would just pretend like we had the ultimate life. But I didn’t have to pretend much at all, because being with my best friend was my favorite thing ever. Each one of our memories will always be cherished.


Not only have we been growing as individuals, but we have also been growing as the dynamic duo we’ve always been. Our friendship is continuously growing stronger, and I am so thankful for that. We have had to overcome some pretty big changes, for instance, graduating high school and going away to college. Going to different high schools was tough but we somehow managed. Then the time for college applications came and unfortunately, our choices were very different. We both got into the schools that we wanted, and I was so proud of you, I still am so proud of you but I can’t help but get upset when I think about how far away you are. But I know that our friendship is strong enough to overcome any obstacle that comes our way, and distance will not affect our friendship at all. You are always just a text or call away and I want you to know, that so am I.


Coming back to reality Not being able to see you as often is so strange to me. I’m so used to being with you almost every hour of every day. I get a bittersweet feeling in my stomach when I go through my camera roll and see that you’re not in as many pictures as you used to be in. The only thing that gives me comfort is knowing that we still have tons of memories together and that whenever we get to see each other on breaks, we will create a ton more. You are a part of me and the memories will never fade.


Thank you for putting up with my temper tantrums and post breakup rants. Thank you for being my shoulder to cry on, or for picking up the phone and letting me cry it all out to you even in your hectic Engineering schedule. Thank you for growing with me. You have truly become one of the most amazing people I have ever come to know. We always tell people that we are best friends or cousins, but you are so much more.


Yours,

Jungli Bestfriend !

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