FC: Places I've Been
1: By Olivia Noakes
2: Friendship Dear Paige, I’m taking this opportunity to tell you what you mean to me. To be honest, you’re the best friend I’ve ever had. You’ll drop everything, no matter what it is, and come to my aid if I’m hurting. When I had crush issues, your crushes didn’t matter. Looking back on it, I was selfish. I didn’t ever talk about anything but myself, and I didn’t want to. It was almost like your problems didn’t exist. And if they did, they weren’t worthy of my time. How awful! I’m so sorry. And finally, it means the world to me that you were loyal to me and that you didn’t desert me when I was treating you terribly. I want you to know that I realize I was wrong. I just can’t live without you. You’re my best friend for life. Thanks for being you. You’re amazing. With Lots and Lots of Love, Olivia
4: Memory Lane Dad You’ve always been there for me. Ever since I was born right here in Thornton, Colorado, you’ve been with me. When I was small, you would pat your leg, indicating for me to sit upon your lap. I would curl up and sleep for hours with your steady warmth calming me. Some nights, when I couldn’t sleep, I would come into your room. I could sleep there all night, unafraid of whatever had been keeping me up. You’re as faithful to me as a dog is to his “best friend.” I look back and remember the moments that were lucky enough to be captured by the lens of a camera. The times I would pull out the couch cushions and build all sorts of abstract things. All through my years, you’ve supported me in what I choose to do. If you know I’ve tried my best and haven’t succeeded, you do the best you know how to help me get over it. Shrugging off disappointments is your specialty. You’ve taught me that one little loss isn’t a big deal in the grand scheme of things. Whenever I lost a small competition, like a simple spelling bee or a contest, you helped me shrug it off. I can only hope that that trait is one I’ll possess all my life. I’ll always keep you in my heart. Forever. .
6: Heartbroken Road Dear Jerk, I can’t believe you. Four words that describe you: liar, mean, disgusting, and pathetic. You may have fooled me once, but never, ever again. I really thought you liked me back. You thought I was a cool girl. Guess I was wrong. Way wrong. You’re a miserable person that gets a laugh out of breaking people’s hearts. That day I called you. I was going to ask a simple question. And what do you do? Scream no and hang up. I can still hear the phone screaming in my ear, harsher than I would’ve imagined possible. How dare you treat me like that! Ugh! I was completely innocent and you took advantage of me. I’m over you now (thank goodness!). It took almost forever because I had fallen for you hard; however, now I realize how nave I was. Now, I see you with your petty little “girlfriend”. Oh yes, what a catch she is. Not. Just so we’re clear, I couldn’t care less how your life turns out, Mr. Jerk, Major J. From the girl who better not ever see your face again, Olivia
8: Annoyed Dear Stuck-up Snobs, Just wanted you to know how much you annoy me. Yeah, yeah, we get it; you’re fabulous, and absolutely “talented”, so that makes you the best girl in the world. Yeah, I don’t think so. I think you should get over yourselves. Yep. That’s right, Miss center-of-the-universe. Reality check. In the real world, you’re lower than a speck of dust. That’s right, I went there. You’re peppy purple-n-pink pretenders. Get a hold of yourselves. For our sake. With Love (NOT), Olivia
9: This is how I feel.
10: Broken A friend of a friend was honest. With me. Trusted me. With a secret so big, I lived with a knot in my stomach for days. It was about my friend and how he felt about her. I swore not to tell her. And I kept my promise. I was determined to show him I was worthy of his secret. I kept the secret. | For a whole day. I wanted to cry. I couldn’t believe myself! I really thought I was a trustworthy person. Guess not. And worse, I can’t apologize. Talking to him was a one shot deal. And I blew it. Since I can’t say I was wrong, this is my apology: I’m sorry.
11: A Promise: something that's not fixable. Once it's broken, it's broken for good.
12: Love Struck Dear You, I know this is going to sound really corny, but I can’t live without you. I didn’t know it until this year. I had my heart broken by another guy and I was miserable. I needed someone to move on to. I didn’t have anyone, and I knew it. Then you came along. And I knew in an instant. You’re as perfect as heaven itself. Look, I know my chances are slim, but I have to try. Here goes: I had a dream once, and it was the ideal moment stretched into an entire night. Perfect. For a while after I had the dream, my stomach was turning and I was all messed up. Then I realized what was wrong with me: I was falling in love with you. I know I'm too young to be in love, but I don't know what else to call that feeling in my heart. I'll never let anything happen to you. You don’t deserve heartbreak. Please understand. If I loose you, there’s a very good chance I’ll cry. I need you too badly. Olivia <3
14: Worried Please don’t do this to yourself again. You’ve had your heart broken too many times. “The perfect guy” turned out to be the worst person in the world. You know the script perfectly: “Hey, I need to talk to you. This isn’t working, Anna.” I cared about you too much to let that happen again and let you hear those words again; and then it did. And there it went all over again; the walls that built your world came crashing down around your feet. Just be careful. You put your heart on the line way too many times for your own good. It hurts me to see you filled with pain. All I’m asking is that you think twice before you get into something that could hurt you. I can tell that the first time this happened, you were cut deep. You’re scarred for life now. Be careful. Be safe. Be smart. Please.