We all need someone in our lives to talk to, someone who we can trust, our confidant.

Without this person, life’s challenges may become too much to handle. You may think handling these challenges on your own defines character building, makes you a stronger person, etc. and it may, but it also takes away from those invaluable friendships people so desperately need in life.

I have been extremely fortunate in my life to have a few amazingly strong friendships. I would not trade these for the world and know just how lucky I am to have such amazingly true friends who I can TRUST. I have been betrayed by friends in the past and have learned whom I can tell certain aspects about my life, and I am still learning. It is a continuous learning process when it comes to those who you can truly trust.

But admitting I have fallen down on my friendship duties. Two of my best friends have moved away and I have not been as consistent as I should have in keeping in touch and for that I am truly sorry and take full responsibility. I hate myself for it and feel guilty every time I think about you. I think about you all the time, look at our pictures every day, but yet for some reason can’t take five minutes and call and let you know I’m thinking about you. I know we are all so busy with our lives and I am so, so sorry for not keeping in touch more often!

This post is dedicated to you two. I love you two so much and miss you more than you can possibly imagine. (even tearing up right now)

Our countless memories will never be forgotten: The number of times walking the streets of Chapel Hill, the laughs and tears about who knows what, the number of times eating breakfast, lunch and dinner together, the number of times we told each other how skinny we look, the number of clothes we borrowed, the times we consoled (and laughed) while the other cried and so much more.

And let this be a promise, from now on I will call you even if it just for five minutes to let you know I’m thinking about you and a promise to those who are to move onto bigger and better things, I will try my hardest to not let this happen.

Realize those in your life who are important to you and make a concerted effort to let them know how much they mean to you, even if it just a five minute phone call, a voicemail or a text message. It matters. Do not take these friendships for granted. You may not have them one day, the one day when you need them the most.

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