It's been some time since we've last corresponded. I've been doing a lot of thinking today. Thinking about all the people in my life and really how important they are to me. Even though things between you and I were somewhat rocky there for a while, I just wanted you to know that you really mean a lot to me and that I love you. Not in an "in love" sort of way, but I think you get the picture. Derek died a year ago tonight, and one thing that I regret is never telling him how much I loved him and how much his friendship meant to me. I don't want to make the same mistake twice. Not saying that anyone is going to die or anything, but you just never know. I want you to know that I don't regret anything that happened between you and me, and I truely hope that you don't either. You really mean a shit ton to me, and I hope that Spain is treating you well.
P.S. I'm not sure why I'm going to tell you this, but for some reason I just feel like it is necessary. If there is one thing that I have learned in the last year, it is this: Never, ever sell yourself short. If you want to do something, do it. If you fall in love with someone, go for it. Even if they are thousands of miles away, go for it. There is nothing stronger than the feeling of love, and if there is distance, that feeling of love is the one thing that will make it work. Love, in the end, conquers all, and without love, I probably wouldn't be typing this to you right now.