DAY 20: THANK YOU KASSARA MEEK

Dear Reader,

I’m very excited for this thank you. And Kassara, I know you’ve been waiting for this. 🙂

I’ve had the privilege of knowing Kassara for about seven years now. I don’t know how long we’ve considered ourselves to be best friends, but we get closer each year. And now we’re at the same college and I couldn’t be more thankful.

Something I didn’t expect in college is that sometimes people expect you to leave behind your friends from high school and move onto a new friend group. I agree that new friends are great and you should step out of your comfort zone to make some, but if I hear one more condescending comment about spending time with my friends from home, I might scream.

Kassara and I’ve actually spent a lot of time talking about this because, believe it or not, we weren’t high school friends just because we had the same interests or were in the same classes. We didn’t create a disposable friendship that was only ever meant to be temporary. And now that we’re in college, we actually spend more time together. And I don’t care if people take that as a sign that I’m not making friends or something, because that’s just untrue. The truth is that Kassara’s one of my best friends and it’d be stupid of me to avoid her because I want to meet other people. Especially when it’s so easy to do both.

I’ll probably touch more on that topic in a later post, but this one is about Kassara.

The reason why I said that Kassara’s been waiting for this is because I know she follows my blog. She reads everything I write and is always boosting my confidence in that area. She has more confidence in my writing and my future as a writer than anyone and I can’t tell her how much that means to me. She’s told me countless times how she’s going to publish my book. My unfinished book that is hardly even a timeline at this point. She has faith that I’ll complete it and that it’ll be good. God knows what this faith is based upon, but I’m so thankful to have that kind of support in my life.

She also helps me out in every aspect other of my life. She lets me vent for hours and offers good advice whenever I’m in need (which is often).

And the remarkable thing is how selfless it all is. My problems always seem like a walk in the park when she tells me what she has to deal with. But that doesn’t stop her from being a good friend, or even from being positive! She always has a smile on her face and is so much fun to be around. She’s crazy and weird and hilarious and I’m so thankful that I get to know her. That I get to call her my best friend.

I know she has wonderful things ahead of her. She truly is destined for greatness. And Kassara, I just want to say thank you for everything.

Sincerely,

Sammy

PS. Anyone who knows Kassara knows of her obsession with Fall Out Boy, so I thought the song of the day would be my current favorite song of theirs: centuries. Basic, I know, but it’s such a good song!

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