Today, one year ago, I found your blog and after two days of building up the confidence to message you, I did. And thus begun a year of jokes, favorite books, advice, winking emoticons, rants, all sent by over two hundred emails. I would love to go back and see our first few emails full of cringe from first friendship questions. But sadly I deleted all my emails not too long ago, whoops. But I do remember my first email to you, telling you my name and where I'm from but also how much I wished my school bus driver let us open the windows. You'd be happy to know now I walk home and get all the fresh air my mind needs to operate.
People tell kids, or anyone really, not to make friends online. But what did we have to do, go and make a friend online. I've learned now it's not for safety reasons, it's so you don't find a best friend and then realize there's an ocean separating you. And unfortunately it turned into a best friendship, which has pros and cons.
pros- a best friend in another country (pretty cool in itself), we never run out of things to talk about, we could tell each other anything and never worry about the other one ratting you out, we always are finding out new things about each other, we don't have to rely on other people to be friends and a whole lot more.
cons- if we want to meet (yes please), someone has to buy a plane ticket:(
You've helped me through so much, since I "met" you I guess I'll say. I've become such a different person over the course of the year, you contributing so much to it. You've opened me up to so much more whether it be views on people or topics. Or maybe an author I never thought I would like but now am obsessed with. (ahem Jennifer Niven- I mean how was I supposed to get through this letter without mentioning her?)
You've helped me build my blog. Sundays are Sunny wasn't itself before meeting A Day In The Life Of The Anonymous Me, its partner in crime and right hand gal.
You've helped me become a better writer. Through emails we have shared so much of our writing. By reading yours and you helping mine, I've learned to take the criticism and build off from it. Without your help, I would still be placing periods after every time someone spoke in my books;)
I'm so proud to have you as my best blogging buddy and to many more years of friendship.
Love, Maddie x