Welcome to the Hundred Acre Woods!
With Valentines Day around the corner, everyone has love on the brain. My thoughts are never linear, but I feel like in this case they were. Anyway, it got me thinking about people in my life I would miss the most. The people in my life I love. Some I’ve known for close to a decade, others far less. Regardless, these are my people. These are my friends. My world is a far better place because of them. While my friends may not fully embody the traits of each character, it’s like the Hogwarts Sorting Hat. People are more than their predominant qualities, but everyone needs to get sorted.
I wrote something about each of them, but honestly? They are all incredibly fantastic people. I am the luckiest to have them in my life and to be able to count each as my friend. Like even just thinking about each of them and how much they mean to me… it catches my breath a little.
We did not like each other. At all. You’ve made some questionable friend decisions, and it culminated to you yelling at me at a beach like a monster. I know these past few months have been so incredibly hard for both of us, and I know things are changing right now. You need to know that no matter what, I will never forget you or leave you behind. Anyone who comes in and out of my life will need to be okay with you in mine because you’re my best friend. I am grateful to have you in my life.
You are one of the few people that actually knows everything and in that sense are one of my truest friends. I tell you everything because I know you would never judge me for it, and you give me the best advice you can. I don’t always listen, but it doesn’t stop you from trying and caring. You support everything I do, even if it’s staying up late putting something together because I’m incredibly hopeless at times. I am grateful to have you in my life.
Please don’t get offended by your character assignment. You are incredibly busy, but you kept me together when everything first happened, even when you were going through your own things. Sometimes when I think about this, I pause for a moment at how much that says about you as a person. These past few months are the happiest I have ever seen you, and you have no idea how much joy this brings me. I am grateful to have you in my life.
Our friendship is not the traditional kind. In fact, the bulk of our conversations rarely happen in real time. If having a pen pal was still a thing, you would be my favorite. Your mind is so intrinsically beautiful, and there is so much depth to your thoughts that I just want to immerse myself in it. I feel like you set my mind on fire. And you are one of the kindest people I know, not just to those you are close to, but to everyone and I can’t think of a better testament to someone’s character than that. I am grateful to have you in my life.
You are one of my newest friends, but time is not a metric for friendship. Initially, our conversations involved photography, but it has evolved since then. You have one of the most gentle souls I know, and you’re so incredibly thoughtful. I do worry about you though, probably more than I should. If I were a wizard, I would shrink you so I could keep you safe in my pocket. I am grateful to have you in my life.
Out of everyone, I’ve known you the longest. In moments of weakness, I miss how things used to be, but nothing stays the same. Our friendship has shifted and evolved over time, but it has endured. It’s still here, and we’re still here. You are one of the most awkward and creative people I know. And despite it all, I wish there were enough words to explain how much you mean to me. I hope you know this. I am grateful to have you in my life.
My favorite kind of friendships are the ones I don’t need to babysit. I don’t want that feeling of obligation, where I feel I must talk to you. Like it’s just a part of some checklist. We don’t talk daily, but when we do — it’s never awkward, and we pick up exactly where we left off. I know that if I ever needed you, you would drop what you’re doing in an instant and be there for me. I am grateful to have you in my life.
There is so much in your life that is happening, and I’m not even sure when you have time to breathe. You get it. You understand how a person is now is not how they have always been. Mistakes get made. Life gets real. People fuck up, but here we are. You are one of the best people I know, and I wish I had half the courage you have. You are very likely the most adult out of all my friends, and I truly admire you. I am grateful to have you in my life.
Dear Winnie the Pooh,
Do you remember the car ride to the airport? I don’t think there will ever be a time that I won’t tease you about that. It’s things like this that make me truly wonder why you put up with my foolishness. I do smile more with you around. You are the most unexpected and incredibly sweet. Even from the beginning, the long conversations about everything and nothing. You set my soul on fire. I am grateful to have you in my life.
Clothes & Things
- Hair – Modulus @ Uber – Holden
- Top – RKKN – Bachelor’s Shirt & Suspenders
- Pants – RKKN – Bachelor’s Pants
- Shoes – Semller – Slip On
- Pose – WRONG – W19-1