you can't have a great life without great people.
So, as some of you know, my senior design class is graduating in a few weeks. This is both awesome and a bummer. We have all worked really hard to get where we are right now and I can't wait to get out into the real world with these guys.
I could go on and on and on about this but I won't. I will say that these people right here have impacted me in a way that no other group of friends has. I have never been closer with a group in my life. I honestly love all of these people and would do anything for them. They have all helped me, listened to me, critiqued me, fought with me, laughed with me, been sad with me.. Every emotion I have felt through these people. They are all fantastic designers and even better friends of mine. I can honestly say that I will never forget anything we have all done. Whether it's the String Squad, or the Launchpad Parties, poking fun at Vic during critique, Hours spent at Lazy Moon, late night movies, photoshoots, going out to bars, everything.
You are some of the greatest people I know, I am going to miss you guys to death.
Josh: You are my favorite redneck. And I just went to Target...
Jamin: No one can touch our secret handshake. You are a ride or die for real, even when you walk into the wrong apartment for 20 minutes..
Ebone: Probably the sassiest girl I know, but the spunkiest too.
Robbie: We really see eye to eye on a lot of funny things. I know I can always be vulgar and get a good laugh around you.
Lil' Steph: You've just always been a really great and positive friend. Plus we can really clear out a flip cup table.
Andres: You are one of my biggest motivators, competitors, and supporters. Everyone needs a friend like you. Love you dude. Someone ask him if he likes drugs, you will die from his response.
Danny: You always know how to just laugh and be fun. and crush me with your swole ass muscles. haha
Alicia: One of the most rational females I know. I love talking to you about anything.
Kyrstin: There is a lot I could say here but I'll leave it at this: stay feisty, and let that inner Miami out every once in a while.
Brandon: You have a man crush on me, I totally understand though. You and your work always push me to work harder. And even though we bicker all the time, I'm glad we became late friends.
Mike: You were one of my first friends here. You like beer and hockey so it was kinda inevitable, haha. Keep working hard man, proud of you.
Rachel: Oh boy. I think the only way to know about our friendship is to see it in person. You are an amazing lady. Your work blows my mind time and time again, you can hold your liquor, you know when something is up and when I just wanna laugh at something dumb. Not to mention Grant is just as amazing as you. I love you guys to death. (ps. did you see that stain on the classroom ceiling?...)
George: I don't know where to begin and end with you, haha. You do everything, it's crazy how skilled you are at everything you touch. You are one of the funniest people I have ever met and one of the realest. You're another one I can just say some dumb shit around and we could laugh for days about it. Good luck in Vermont, I'll be there soon!
Dev: You are the best drinking partner in the whole universe, hands down. You are another very honest person who I love to death. So incredibly happy you could mentor me this year and celebrate addy's! We have made some of the best memories, I will always laugh at how we are together. Love you, lady.
Ana: Oh Ana. Where do I begin. We became really close really fast. We clicked intellectually and we raced from there. You think like me, you question things the same way I do, you see the world the way I do, we can communicate without needing to say anything. You are beautiful, physically and mentally. You are crazy, and adventurous, and just flat out fun. The memories we have from New York will be with me forever. That trip was amazing in multiple ways and you are a huge part of that. You don't have time for bullshit, you know what you like, and you are stunning for that. I cannot tell you enough how attractive you are, inside and out. You leave for Spain the same time I leave for NYC, but we will always be close. I am looking forward to our last few days together, and hope we will reunite one day in the future.
Jeff, Paul, Sarah, Beleek (LURE): I don't even know where to start. You guys are the greatest bosses, the greatest friends, the greatest mentors, you're just the greatest. I am so sad to be leaving you guys (well, I could do without Paul's sass..) but seriously. You guys taught me so much, you guys cared for me a lot, and for that I cannot thank you enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Zack: The other half of Strawberry Blonde. You are an amazing kid who is going places for real. I know I can always jam out in a car with you to any song and not care about everyone else around us. You are a car drumming champion, and one of my favorite gingers. I'm really glad we got to work together on things, party together, laugh over dumb shit, it's all meant a lot to me. Go kill it in L.A. man, I know you will.
Joey Redlight: BFF, roommate, Joe.C.D. We disagree on everything. well 98% of everything. It's really quite amazing how close of friends we are because of that. Haha. I cannot express my gratitude for being your roommate this last year, all the late night show watching and laughing hysterically at nothing, the dragon noises, the aliens, the ghosts, being psyched for ACID, concerts, great food, I could go on and on but you know. I always got you, man. You are always there for me, every single time without me asking. You are one of the greatest friends I have ever, and will ever have.
Victor: Victor is my professor, my mentor, my great friend, my critic, grammar nazi, hoodie lover, pun maker, and the source of a lot of laughter for me. If you don't now Victor you need to find a way to. No single human being has impacted my design career as much as Victor has. He only felt like my teacher for a short amount of time before he started mentoring me more harshly, more honestly, more directly. He has pushed me to the brink of insanity by telling me to create more, create better, create in a more clever way. Pair that advice with my work ethic and you have 2 years of non stop creating that I will never forget. Victor; you don't realize how important you are to me as a person and friend, along with how important you are to my design life. You have taught me everything, and you kept it fun, #victorontheweekend. I don't know if there is any way I will ever be able to repay you for the things you have done for me. But I will always work my hardest for you, for the rest of my life. For that I am grateful beyond what words can express.
Nico: Last but not least. I am actually getting really sad typing this right now. You are my best friend, that's no secret to anyone. We have been together every day for the past 1.5 years. We met over our love for Emma Watson, you let me move in with you when I was in a bad situation. You cook the most amazing meals, you are fucking hilarious. You are everything I need in a friend. You are my family. You are my brother and I will always be there for you, whether it's life threatening or you finally realized you can't carry wood home on a motorcycle.. I know I can always come to you with anything and you won't judge me. We have very different views on a lot of things but we never judge each other. We always understand and accept each other for being humans. We push each other to be better people and designers. You are always so brutally honest with me when no one else will be. You have been a huge factor in my life, you've made an impact in almost every way and this point while I type this I am actually getting teary eyed, which you know I never do about anything. My thoughts are scrambled trying to finish this one, but I love you and Bri. If you ever need anything I will be on a plane within minutes for you.
So i guess i will end with this:
If any of you need anything, you always know you can call me or text me, just like you have the past 2 years. My couch is always one to any of you. And I cannot wait to live life with you guys. And that's all I'm gonna write before I need to call one of you guys crying.. Haha. I Love you all.
I could add photos all day long but I have to go work on school stuff.
Thank you all for the best memories of my life.
I'll be back soon.