Dear Best Friend,
You feel like a stranger to me.
I’m so happy to see how far you’ve come.
But the way I need you… is not the same way you need me.
You have others to take of and others that you love. That’s okay.
When we meet up. It feels foreign.
The seven-year-old us,
The teen us,
The now twenty-year-old us that are growing into adults.
We’re so different.
Change is scary but its natural and its okay.
It helps us grow, find and know ourselves.
I’m afraid this change is something we won’t overcome.
Your path is so different from mine. When did we stop walking together?
Do you feel as distant as I do?
I’m afraid this feeling won’t go away and that you won’t need me anymore.
I feel alone and isolated, we used to share everything and now we talk once every few months.
Now I sit quietly and listen to your stories that don’t have me in them.
I miss you and I miss us. I hope for the strength to tell you all this,
I don’t know the things you like anymore.
It feels like I’m watching your life from a third-party, when I see you.
I see someone I don’t recognise.
I love you and all we’ve been through and I wish you so much happiness and joy, it’s what you deserve.
I will always support you and be there for you, and I know you’ll be there for me if I ask,
no matter how far apart I feel from you.
Nobody mentions how the shift of friendships can feel so lonely.
Thank you for being my friend and thank you for loving me.
– Sincerely Me