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A Love Letter

I’m not always the best at showing my feelings, but for you, I’m going to give it a shot.

 

I’m a better person since I met you. You’ve changed me in so many important ways. With you I’ve grown and expanded my horizons, while also learning an incredible amount about myself. You’ve kept me safe and comfortable, but also tested my limits.

 

When I’m outside or in class, I miss your warm embrace. Seriously though, you are actually always warm, how do you do that? Even when I’m at home, I crave your presence, because you always push me towards being better and help me envision who and what I can be. As our relationship deepens, I feel this intense focus and connection, unlike one I’ve experienced anywhere else.

 

The best part is, you take me for who I am. Even on my worst days you don’t get annoyed or treat me any differently. I might not have washed my hair or might still be wearing yesterday’s clothes, but that doesn’t bother you. You don’t get irritated if I’m sleep deprived or cranky. If I break the rules you don’t judge me because you know that eventually, I’ll clean up the mess. You understand me when I’m on a roll, but also when I need to distract myself with technology because I’m feeling lost or unmotivated.

 

And while my relationship with you has grown, you’ve also—in a strange way—managed to encourage my other relationships as well. Because of you, some of my old friendships have strengthened, and new ones have blossomed—even if they only consist of a smile and a polite formality.

 

As the semester wore on, I found myself spending more and more time with you. This is a little embarrassing, but I definitely started bragging about our relationship. So much so, that if my friends needed to find me they knew I’d be with you. I also may or may not get a little jealous when other people spend time with you, especially when it seems like they’re trying to take my spot. Okay, final confession: my family knows about you too. I think they think I spend too much time with you, but at the end of the day, they trust my judgment.

 

I wrote this letter because I wanted to express my gratitude in advance. What’s coming ahead isn’t going to be pretty, but it’s okay because well, you’re you, and I know you’ll help me get through this. So here they are, those four words you’ve been waiting for: B-level, I love you. I can’t wait to spend almost every moment of finals period with you.

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 be still my heart

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