There's a quote that goes, “Show me your friends and I will show you your future.” And, it’s something that I have reflected on a lot over the years as I watched friends come and go. But, through it all, there were some friends that never left.
Which is why I owe a huge thank you to the friends that have stood the test of time: my tribe, my people, my constants.
You are the people who keep me centered and the ones who encourage me to continue pursuing my dreams.
You are the people who set the perfect example for me of what it means to be hard-working, caring, and ambitious while still cheering everyone else on from the sidelines.
Success to you is something that should be shared. And, you have never once made me feel like we were competing.
Because our friendships have always been about the love that brought us together and the bond that we continue to grow as time goes by.
And, I can’t thank you enough for being there through it all. In those moments where I could offer nothing in return but my gratitude. In moments where I was stuck in my own darkness. You never once acted like it was an inconvenience for you. You just did it, no questions asked.
And, it is through this unconditional love and unshakeable passion for life that I learned to be more courageous in my own life.
Because of you, I stood a little taller and went after things with more confidence. I loved a little harder and made people a priority, no matter what else was going on in my life.
And, to this day, I am completely humbled by you all, an incredibly talented group of beautiful souls and go-getters that I am so proud to call my best friends.
You are all such wonderful examples of what it means to invest in each other’s successes and setbacks, to truly be in it for the long haul.
So, if the saying is true, I will gladly show the world my friends. Because a future with you guys means a future full of love, laughter, and growth.
It means a future of always striving to become better just to keep up with the goodness in all of you.
So, thank you for being the best group of friends anyone could ever ask for and for always making me see the potential in myself. Your friendships have been, and will always be, the foundation of my happiness and success.