I’m thankful for my friends. I’m one of the most fortunate people in the world because I have great friends. I’m not going to single out any one individual for fear of leaving someone out, but if you consider yourself my friend, please know that I am grateful for your presence in my life. I’m not an easy person to be friends with, so thank you for tolerating my stubbornness, foolishness, and oddness.
I also apologize to my friends for sometimes being so distant. I often deal with difficulties by retreating into my shell and and sorting things out on my own. It’s my way of getting through bad stuff, and while I acknowledge that it makes me standoffish, it’s just the way I process things. Please understand that if you are a friend of mine, I still care about you even if I don’t come around for a while.
My friends have always had my back, and for that, I’m most grateful. I don’t need to reiterate what the last three years have been like, and I wouldn’t have survived without the love and support of my truest friends. You kept me from sinking too deeply into utter despair, and I will never forget that. Now that my life is moving in the right direction and I have found a wonderful woman who is a positive and nurturing influence, I hope to reconnect with those of you who I’ve lost some contact with. Please, know that even if we haven’t spoken for some time, I still consider you a friend and am grateful for all that you’ve given me over the years.