Every dancer has that one friend who they can tell everything to and they know that they will be listened to. For me, it was my best friend in elementary school and junior high school. I met Jenna in first grade and before that I didn’t really have a best friend. Everyone knew us as Jenna and Avylon, the two best friends for first grade through eighth grade. To be honest our friendship had its ups and downs like any lasting friendship. At the time, Jenna was my best friend forever and ever or so I thought. We made so many amazing memories together that I’ll never forget.

In eighth grade we got into a huge verbal fight near the end of the school year. She didn’t even come to eighth grade graduation and I mentioned her in my speech. The last time I talked to her was the first day of freshman year. After that I called, texted, and no response. I didn’t really know what happened I thought we were best friends despite the fight. She told me that high school would break our friendship and she was afraid that I would forget about her in high school. But I didn’t, and I’ll never forget about her. I’ve thought about writing a letter to her and leaving it on her doorstep but I don’t know what I can say it’s been years since I’ve seen or talked to her.

I think about her everyday because I hope the best for her and her family. I’ve tried to find her social media accounts but I found nothing because I wanted to talk to her about what happened. I was a different person in junior high then I am now. I wish I could tell her that I’m not mad at her and I’ve learned so much from her. I’ve learned that a best friend is the most important person for a junior higher. Yesterday I found a picture of her and me on my computer hard drive and it felt like I was reliving our friendship.

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