This One’s for The Friends I Don’t Talk to Anymore

People come and go in our lives; that’s just how life works. For one reason or another, we lose contact with certain individuals. It could be someone moved away and we lost contact, or maybe it’s simply because life took us in different directions. This one’s for the friends I’ve lost throughout the years, the friends who I don’t talk to anymore:

Hey old friends,

It’s been a while, I hope you’re all doing fine. Life has been busy lately and many things have changed. No matter how our friendship ended, please believe me when I say that I wish you the best in life. I hope that you are happy and have people who support and cherish you.

Thank you. Thank you because at one point in my life you were there to share the ups and downs that life threw at us. I want to thank you for being my friend, and for all the memories that we share. Some of you have left me with my fondest memories while others left me with some sad feelings. But, nonetheless, I want to say thank you because I learned a lot through our friendship.

You helped shape me into who I am today. One way or another, you’ve influenced me. Whether you pushed me to do things that I otherwise wouldn’t have done, provided comfort and stability during the toughest times in my life or simply were someone who I could share a  laugh with. I learned a lot from our friendship. You made me step out of my comfort zone, and not be so afraid of the world. You taught me how to become a better person, to be more confident and other things. You were once an important person in my life who has impacted me and helped shape me into the person that I am today; for that, I am forever grateful.

Sorry. I am sorry things ended the way they did. I am sorry that we drifted apart, and that our friendship did not last for as long as we thought it would. I know some of you might look back at our friendship with disdain, and I can’t do anything to change that. All I could do is say that I hope you find people who treat you well and will help you make more beautiful memories. For those of you whom I have hurt without knowing, and for those whom I took for granted, forgive me.

I miss you. There are moments when I see things that remind me of you, and I begin to wonder how you are doing. People always say that it’s okay to miss those who are no longer in your life but missing them does not necessarily mean that you have to invite them back. I suppose for some you that rings true, but there are also those who I really wouldn’t mind having in my life again. I guess, I just want to say that no matter how we ended things, there are still days when I miss you.

I will always be cheering you on from the background. To the friends I no longer talk to, you may or may not remember me anymore, but I still remember you, and I’ll be right here cheering you on from far away. A part of me can’t help but be proud of you whenever I hear that something good happened to you. You might be half a world away or maybe you’re just a couple of hours away, but no matter where life leads you, know that someone will always be supporting you and cheering you on.

I have lost many people in my life, but life has also brought me a lot of wonderful individuals who constantly make my every day better. This is an open letter for the people who I don’t talk to anymore. Some friendships are not forever; people change and sometimes it leads them to walk out of each other’s lives. This is for the friends I lost over the years, here’s how I really feel about you.

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