An Open Letter to the Person I’m Most Proud Of

Hi Big,

This letter was bound to be for you. Over the last four years of my life, I have watched you do so many amazing things. You’ve held countless concerts doing what you love most, you’ve contributed to a published book (like, what?), you put together an entire musical, and you’ve inspired so many people doing all these things. How many people your age get to say that they’ve done those things, and say that they’ve met their idol on multiple occasions?

No one else I know, that’s for sure.

I remember meeting you for the first time, and thinking that you were different from most people I’ve met. You made being an RA look like it was more than just a job, and that you genuinely loved it. You were also a little crazy. I remember turning to Meg, and both of us making comments about how we were going to make you our best friend.

Since day one, you’ve surprised me and accomplished more than I could have imagined in such a short amount of time. You’re just so talented, such a go-getter, and an all-around amazing person. I’ve seen you be genuinely nice to people when you were having your bad days, get super excited over little things like when you found out that we had the same birthday, and show a love for Taco Bell that I thought only I had.

You made my freshman year much more interesting than I could have imagined. I knew how a lot of people have said that their college years were their most exciting, and you definitely helped that happen for me. I didn’t think that I was going to make such an amazing friend, and go on all these small—yet effective—adventures with you.

You’ve shown me what it’s like to know exactly what you want and to let that drive you. You’ve shown me that hard work is what gets you what you want. (And don’t get me wrong, I knew that long before I met you, but I’ve never actually seen results before.) You’ve also shown me that when the results you want don’t come your way, that it’s okay to be sad about it, but to continue working. Nothing can stop you.

Your heart and mind are wide open, and that’s made you a beautiful person, because not many people walk around that way. It’s almost impossible to not like you. You show off your true colors with a proud face, and I love that most about you. You have shared many words of wisdom with me, and I truly believe that I found a soul mate in you.

I have always talked so highly of you at home, and some people would probably think that’s weird, but I don’t. You just keep chasing your dreams until you catch up to each and every one of them, but you’ve remained humble, and that’s one of the most amazing things about you. I could keep going on and on about how much I love you and look up to you, but that would take far too long. I honestly couldn’t be any more proud of you than I already am.

Keep singing your heart out. Thank you for everything.

Love Always,


Prompt: Tell someone you’re proud of just how proud you are.

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A twenty-two year old who lives through words and her Netflix account. She makes herself laugh more than others, and she claims that she is okay with that.

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