Dear No. 03,

I’m sorry we didn’t hang out while I was home. I wish we had, but it was probably safer that we didn’t. I feel us distancing more, which is natural, but I wish it was avoidable. I think of you as my little sibling, although you’re much taller. I remember the first day I met you. You were wearing a chiffon butterfly blouse, and you had so much zest for life. You’re a little more dead now lol, but in a very adult way. I’m really proud of the person you’ve become, and I can’t wait until you can come stay with me and we can feast on more good grub! You are always welcome in NYC and wherever I may be in the future.

You’re there for me, more than you probably know. You’ve never doubted me, and have continued to support me through all my chaotic decisions. Thank you for being such a constant force in my life and for helping me through all my quandaries. Please know that I will always be here for you, if not physically, remotely.

Seeing you happy at school, makes me happy. Your future is so bountiful and I can’t wait for you to experience all the joys of your 20s… That sounds so strange coming from me, a 21-year-old, but as your spiritual big sister I must have some wisdom to give you, even if it’s only how to rip a bong or how to identify serious dating red flags.

Thank you for caring about me, you make me feel very appreciated. I only hope to return the feeling. It’s been a while since we last FaceTimed. Give me a call whenever you find the time. I miss you. Best wishes!


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