Now I’ve had friendships before, but I had a different group of friends in each stage of my life. Primary school, Secondary school, and Work. All a different group of friends. No friendship has ever compared to what I have with Imogen. Now all of those people were amazing individuals, but each time they friendship has slowly fizzled out, whether it be by an issue between us or simply life leading us in different directions.
What originally started off as me trying to help Imogen with issues she was facing, turned into me finding my soulmate. We would go down the pub in the evenings after work and talk about everything. We bonded over alcohol, adventures, clumsiness and bad decisions. Late night drives, singing at the top of our lungs. Endless evenings drinking to our hearts content and messing about, probably winding up everyone else who was with us.
She radiates this boundless energy that is so contagious, you cannot help but get swept up in it. I can never be bored in her company. For example, we have now lived together for over a year, and no matter what, if a conversation is started between us then it is hours before we take a breather. We can talk endlessly about everything and nothing at all. I was in a relationship for 7 years, and I have opened up to Imogen more in the last 3 years than I ever did to him. She understands me and patiently listens to me whenever I am having a mental breakdown to her. Everyone needs an Imogen in their life.
Imogen, you are the light in my life, you radiate happiness and positivity. You have the biggest and purest heart I have ever met. And whilst you have your own struggles, you always make time for people in need. You have saved me, more times than I care to admit, and way more times than you know, and I will be forever in your debt. I spent the first 21 years of my life not having a proper best friend, and I now cannot imagine a life without you.
I love you so god damn much, that I will never be able to show you just how thankful I am to have you by my side through this tumultuous adventure we call life.