An Open Letter To The Girl I Thought Was My Best Friend Forever

Friends grow apart, to grow up and maybe someday grow back together.

Dear Former Friend,

From the day I met you, I knew you were something special. After all, you were someone I could click with on so many different levels. As we got to know each other, the more I realized we had in common, it was scary. We got close and we hung out all the time. There was nothing I looked forward to more than finding ourselves in some sort of trouble. We went shopping. We went to the grocery store together. We did everything together, because no matter what, it seemed fun. Then one day, I started realizing it wasn’t fun anymore. It almost seemed like a chore, like there were always excuses as to why we could not hang out. We are going in different paths right now. But that’s okay.

I thought you were going to be my maid of honor one day and be my best friend forever (yeah right, because that is way too optimistic). This is what terrifies me. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. One word, phrase, or someone’s actions can change the direction in which you thought your relationship was going. They say everything happens for a reason, but sometimes you just do not fully know the reason why, just that it needed to happen.

I want you to know that I am incredibly grateful for you. You encouraged me to grow as a person. You helped me become who I am today. Without you, I would have terrible eyebrows and no fashion sense. I would not be nearly as sassy as I am (sorry, everyone). Without you, I would not have the courage to speak my mind (which is why our friendship finally ended; you taught me to not take bullsh*t). I learned so much from our friendship.

I miss you, I absolutely do and I wonder often if you even care anymore. Seeing you out of my life does sting, but for right now, we need to go our separate ways. We need to grow apart, to maybe grow back together and grow up. Hopefully, one day we will find our way back into each other’s lives. Until then, enjoy yourself, and do not feel bitter towards me, as I will not feel bitter towards you. What happened between us was only the best thing for us. I love you, and hope one day we will speak again.

Your Ex (Best Friend)

By Jena Rosa for TheOdyssey 

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