Dear Old Friends,
It’s been awhile since we last talked, hasn’t it? I guess that falls under the both of us, not just one. But then again, I guess it’s okay that we haven’t spoken in so long. We ended our friendship, after all. Well, for some of you, we didn’t just end our friendship. It ended on its own without a single explanation.

This isn’t a letter against you. In fact, it’s a letter to thank you. I know it sounds odd, but just bear with me on this. Hear me out and I think you’ll understand. Or I guess I hope you do. It’s okay if you don’t. In the end, this is truly my way of saying it’s okay. Just read that last part: It’s okay.

I know for some of you I held grudges. If you didn’t know that I did for some time, well then there’s nothing I can say. I did. And I feel bad about that. In the moment, it was understandable. Most of you hurt me. A lot. And I didn’t know if I could recover from that. One of you stabbed me in the back. One of you held me on a leash until I felt hopeless. One of you turned my life upside down, and not in a good way. All of you did something to hurt me.

For awhile I thought there was something wrong with me. Was there a reason you decided to play your mind games with me? Was there a reason you chose to bully me through text in front of a lot of people? Was there a reason you stabbed me in the back when I did nothing to hurt you? Was there really a reason for any of it? I guess I’ll never know and I’m okay with that.

I’m okay with the fact that our friendship ended. And I don’t mean that in the worst way possible. It was just our time to end. And again, I want to thank you. Every single one of you. If I didn’t have to go through what any of you put me through, then I wouldn’t be who I am today. The bullying made me stronger. The mind games made me wiser. The leash made me speak up and speak out. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have these traits.

How our friendship ended might not have been the best, but it may have been for the best. We’ve moved on. We’ve made new friends. We’ve found who we truly are amongst others. I wish the best for you. I hope you have the amazing friends you were destined to have. I hope you’re full of joy and happiness because you deserve it. We all do.

I don’t regret our friendship. I don’t regret meeting you. I regret nothing. Everything happened the way they were supposed to. And I’m okay with that. I hope you are too.

Your Old Friend