We were 14 years old and had been friends for a couple years. We had so many of our classes together; at one point it was all of them the first year we really knew each other. We spent the freshman year of high school summer with each other. On 4th of July, we went for a walk and had each other’s first kiss. I remember you saying “This must be what love feels like. I don’t see this ever ending.” At 25, I now know that was ridiculous to say at 14, but looking back, I’m thankful for the innocence and the tranquility in that moment with you.
While we didn’t work out, you were a big part of me transitioning from the kid that couldn’t stand up for myself and was aggressive with those around me. I had, and still have, social problems that I didn’t fully understand. Thank you for showing me those things; I hope you’re doing well now and I’m sorry for any pain I caused you back then. I didn’t understand how to express my feelings or even that I had a problem back then.