We were always a package deal, a two-for-one, you'd never catch one without the other.
But those days are over. Our friendship wasn't built to last, and we both knew it. It wasn't organic, there was no magnetic force, we weren't twin souls.
Circumstance placed us together and we just went with it. Being with each other was better than being alone, so we stuck together. But our personalities didn't mesh, we didn't perfectly compliment each other like all the other besties did.
It was convenient for both of us, a temporary friendship until we found our true soul sisters.
Now that it's ended, and we're both going our separate ways, I see now that you weren't just a placeholder. You were out of my comfort zone, so in that way, I learned a lot of things that I wouldn't have if it weren't for you.
I started to learn how to stand my ground and speak up for myself. You showed me how to take life by its horns and get everything that I want from it. I became more comfortable with myself and who I am and who I want to become.
I learned how to let people in and listen to those around me. Especially when it came to guys.
I always thought I knew without a doubt what was best for me, but you helped me realize that sometimes those around me know even better. And more times than not, you weren’t wrong.
You brought people into my life that I will never forget. People I still have the privilege of hanging out with every once in a while. You helped me surround myself with good people when all I wanted to do was hibernate at home alone.
For those reasons, I wish you nothing but happiness and success.
I know I will see you around. I know it’s inevitable to completely avoid you, but I don't feel like I have to. Life has many paths and ours only crossed for a short time, I know that now.
I'm starting to realize that it doesn't matter who comes in or how long they stay, but rather what they bring to my life while they're in it.
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