I'm having a difficult time jumping into this, so this first sentence is going to be a bit of a throwaway. Where to start... Alright that was a throwaway as well and so is this.
Let's get to the point here shall we?
When I first started my college career, I more or less kept the same mentality I had from high school. I didn't much like people, and I fully intended to do anything and everything in my power to distance myself from other students. All I wanted was to get through my classes with as few instances of socializing as possible.
Eh... I'm a loner at heart, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate a good friend, or in this case, a couple of good friends.
Amie. Rebecca. It has been a crazy fun year, and I can't express how grateful I am to have had the honor of knowing and being friends with both of you.
Hope y'all enjoy the following letters, your summers, and anything to follow after that.
A Letter to Rebecca
Rebecca, you're one of those people that I wish I could have known sooner. It wasn't really until the production of Great to Make your Acquaintance that I'd gotten to know you, but as the title of your film suggests, it was great to make your acquaintance. Honestly, it was a pleasure to have been the editor for your film, and it's been a pleasure to be your friend since then. You're awesome. You're funny. I've enjoyed working with you and having classes with you. You've honestly been a really cool person to be around.
Today you're graduating, and possibly by the time you read this, you may have already graduated. Either way, I know that whatever it is that you find yourself doing after this milestone in your life, you'll do great. I hope things go well for you, and no matter what, you'll always have friends back here in this little old dust bowl in Colorado.
Keep being yourself and enjoy the life that lies ahead of you. You're a wonderful friend, and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.
A Letter to Amie
Amie I have to admit I'm jealous that you're both a musician and a writer. Both professions take a considerable amount of dedication, and you're pulling both of them off. Hopefully in the coming semester I'll have time to actually go watch you perform.
...Because I can't resist... OH MY GOD YAAAASSS.
It's been fun working with you this past semester. We've had some pretty awesome laughs and some equally awesome conversations about writing and just about anything. One of these days you'll have to teach me the secret of switching between uncontrollable laughter to complete seriousness in a split second. Seriously though... what is your secret? TELL ME! -cough- Anyway...
You might not be graduating just yet, but you'll be there before you know it. I'm really interested in seeing how the field of music journalism turns out for you. I think it'd be great for you, and you'll be great at it. Stay true to your writing and write the way you see fit. Perhaps our small journal here could be a step towards a larger publication for you. Whichever way you get there, I know you'll find a way.
I'm looking forward to the coming semesters, and I really hope we get a shift or two together at the studio. It's going to be another fun year. I might have a few ideas for a couple collaboration projects throughout the semester if you're interested.