First of all, thank you for being my longest-standing friend. You have stood by me and with me through what have been the hardest, most confusing, and happiest moments of my adult life. It means the world to me that I know that you know who I am honestly and deeply and that you still are willing to be my friend. You know all my flaws and still you stick with me, and that means the world.
You’re my right-hand [you’re my go-to, dun dun, dun dun dun] woman and I’d be lost without you. No one else would understand the passion for the Legacy of Rosemond Hill, red cars, or Boy With a Coin.
Thank you for listening at 3 in the afternoon and 3 in the morning. Thanks for doing the APUSH exam, both proms, and The Move To Chattanooga with me. Thanks for giving me all your old clothes and letting me be your photography sidekick even though I suck.
Thanks for showing me great music and taking me to concerts and telling me to apply at the Juice Bar even though I’d never been there. At dinner on New Year’s Eve I said that job and my roommates were the two things I was most thankful for in 2015, so thank you for being part of both of those.
Thank you for documenting so much of our lives. You are so talented and naturally gifted, and your drive to learn and expand your skills is awesome. Your art is incredible and so special to me. I am so lucky to benefit by having so many of our memories beautifully captured by you.
Thanks for making working out fun. And also thanks for making coffee fun, I freaking hated that stuff before I moved in with you.
You are so beautiful and driven and I think I die a little bit from an unhealthy amount of joy every time someone says I look like you. That’s probably my favorite compliment. I love that you’re opinionated, clear-minded, and logical. You teach me to see the big picture, wait for the good things, and never settle.
Things that remind me of you include: literally anything that is colored light blue or mint green. Any and all teas, any and all cream colored lace, Arby’s chicken sandwiches, The Office, Fetty Wap, Drake, and Hozier (wow).
I love you forever and ever.