A love letter to my friends...
From the bottom of my heart, a genuine, humble way to compliment my friends.
Its been a long time since I wrote something, anything, in this newsletter. But I thought I would come here and do something different.
Over the past year, I have come to the realization that I’ve become more humble and even more positive in my life. It is thanks to those that helped me along the way. But also… I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting and remembering what my life has been like. While its not really been the best life at all, I have had such wonderful and amazing friends over the years.
So I thought, just this once, that I would write a love letter to all my friends and just complement them. It could be something amazing or goofy or just something nice that they’ve done for me or vice versa. This may take a long time for me to write since it will feature pretty much everyone I know as of today.
My heart ❤️ asked for me to do this and I will oblige. Besides, this will be so much fun doing this, mentioning everyone, and complementing them which will bring back, hopefully amazing, memories. It will make me emotional too but I think this is what I’ve always wanted to do in the back of my mind for quite some time now.
WARNING: I will forget someone here but I will do my best to look at my Facebook and Instagram (and maybe even look at the yearbooks I have saved up) to look at profiles, get their names, and mention them here. If I do forget someone, I truly apologize for that. This is a long one so forgive me if I forget.
If you wanna find my compliment for you, just find your name in this list. It will be a long list as I try to name as many people as possible, in entirely random order. All random.
So… without further ado, let’s do this.
Abby Villalobos… You are my favorite person in the world right now. The sweetest, loveliest, most wonderful, and most positive person ever. You’ve become like my best friend because I can share everything with you and we can talk about it. Whether its heavy or serious or just fun and goofy, we just jive and get along really really well. Also not to mention that I like you as a friend and still think your gorgeous as fuck. You’re one of the people that I miss the most right now and I would do anything for us to hang out again. I really do miss you, but I also really do love you, Abby. And by a whole lot. 💜🤗 P.S., one of the few friends from my high school days that I still talk to ALL THE TIME and that’s a rarity for me, but it shows how special you’ve become to me. 💜😘
Pamela Avila… My bestie. My favorite from another coast. One of the best people I know. A true EDM and sports lover like myself, and just an overall cutie. I just love you, PERIOD. 💙 Ever since I met you in a Kik group so many many moons ago, there’s not one moment that I’ve ever hated or disliked about you because you are just freaking fantastic. I can’t wait for us to just get together for a weekend in Vegas, eat lots of food, listen to tons of EDM music, maybe watch some sports too, and enjoy the weekend together. You mean so much to me and I love you like crazy. 💙😘 Thank you for being so amazing to me when you probably didn’t have to, but did instead. I’ll be forever grateful. 💙🤗
Daniela Molina… you are one of the smartest people I know today. You are also one of the most amazing people I’ve gotten a chance to know. I still remember our first day meeting each other as if it was yesterday, and we’ve been inseparable as friends ever since. I’m grateful for that too. I have always supported you because I know you are going to make it so far in this world and that you did. Now, look at you, a top investigative producer at a top investigative team in Investigate TV. You are such a rockstar in the journalism business. But I already knew that because I thought of that before everybody else got to see that. And I knew you as an amazing person before everyone else in Journalism got to see that too. I’ll be supporting you forever, and as friends, I’ll love you forever. ❤️ You are also one of the few friends I have left from Miami-Dade College that I still talk to all the time. Amazing how we’ve kept up all these years later, but I’m happy and grateful for that. Love you. ❤️
Kyara Minervini… Its weird to know you as a Minervini because I’ve always known you as a Castaneda. Lol. Anyways, that’s how far back we go as friends… 15+ years now. Pretty much since 7th-grade middle school math class. I remember how we met because you sat next to me in class. I didn’t think of you as much back then, but as time went on, you’ve become such an amazing friend and a wholly likable person to talk to. I did have a crush on you back then, I remember. It sucked though when you left for a different high school than I wanted you to go to, but I think it all worked out in the end. Anyways, you are so beautiful, so nice, and just so wonderful. I miss you so much and so much so that the last time we saw each other, you weren’t even married! Again, that’s how far back we go as friends but I’m so happy for you and the way everything transpired for you. I love you, I miss you and I hope to see you soon. 🤗❤️
Joselyn Pozo… Gosh. Can I use the words amazing and angel to best describe you? I first met you in middle school in math class (I remember this too!) and that was close to 15+ years ago! You realized the terrible bullying I was facing in that class (It was so fucking awful to be in that class with those assholes and punks the majority of the time) and all you did was just wanted to talk to me, be my friend, and every time we had class, you were just happy to see me. I don’t know how that came to be but it was true. Now, looking back all those years later, I’m so glad to have kept up with you, but not only that, you’ve really become a true angel in that sense of the word. Also, whenever I had a new project to announce, you supported me in every sense of the way and you were the only one to even donate to support my work. I was legit shocked when you did so. You are just an amazing, lovely, beautiful, wonderful person who’s also an amazing mother too. I miss you so much as well, but I know someday we’ll be seeing each other again and be giddy just like our middle school days. I wish there were more people out there like you in this world. I love you, Josey. ❤️😘
P.S., I still have my middle school yearbook with the message that YOU wrote in it. I still savor that message today. ❤️🤗
Mariana Hernandez… Oh my god. Where do I begin? First off, middle school 6th grade in 2007 is where I met this amazingly beautiful young woman. I had the same class as her, and I believe it was in the fifth period if I recall correctly. Mariana was the first girl I ever got so nervous hanging out with or even being in the presence of because, as my young 12-year-old self was like, she was super cute. Like, so freaking lovely, and so much so that I continually thought of her so much during my time at this particular middle school. In fact, so much so, that, until I recently told her about this, it was a secret of mine that I had a huge crush on her. It was so embarrassing but when I met her, and in the time since, I really didn’t think there was anyone else like her. But I was so focused on education, and doing well in school with good grades and all of that, that I really didn’t do anything about it at all. Let me go first person now. Lol. But in that time since, and going our separate ways to live various different lives, there have been times where I still have thought about you. You really were the first friend I’ve ever liked since you were so nice and so comfortable around me. I can’t thank you enough for that, and honestly, all of that still shows today when you showcase that to your two lovely wonderful daughters of your own. I miss you more than you’ll ever know and I love you a lot. ❤️ One day… I’ll see you again, and I’ll just wanna run up to you and hug you like crazy. 🤗❤️😘
P.S., I still get butterflies in my tummies (I know, an old expression) whenever I say your name. It sounds stupid I know, but you really did have a lasting impact on me. Its small things like those that I always remember. And I know, it could be any Mariana that I could be talking about, but I always refer it to you because you are the one I remember and that I miss so much.
Angie Quintana Lobos… Yes, I’m using your full name from Facebook for this, out of respect. You are the most amazing, coolest, and most down-to-earth person I’ve ever gotten a chance to know. You were just so fun and so cool when we hung out together a lot back in our high school days and your hugs were just amazing.
The picture on top is STILL one of my all-time favorite photos. Hialeah Gardens High School, close to winter in 2010 (thanks Facebook for reminding me). Its a serious throwback but its one that I’ll cherish forever. Just the coolest, most chilled person, and I was lucky enough to get to know you and you’ve still been nothing short of amazing and super cool. You were also one of the first people to have called me Roly Poly back then too. Never thought of it too much then but I now run away with that nickname today… TheRolyPoly, mainly thanks to you. You inspired it! We’ll get together again, and maybe even recreate that photo since I love it so much. And yes, I love you, Angie. Thank you for being this awesome wonderful person in my life. ❤️
Michael Parson… Gotta mention some awesome dudes too so here’s one. Dude, your like one of the coolest people I’ve ever gotten to know, and the only person so far whom I’ve been ever able to go full-on nerd with about my favorite topic and passion of them all… broadcasting.
Cool, calm, and collected. That’s how you were and honestly, you are very genuine and very likable. We ended up recording a few things together, and could’ve talked for hours on end! But that’s how great you are and how much fun you would be if we hung out and did other things. Hopefully, that’ll be one day. Thanks for being so awesome, so patient with me, and for just being nice and just a great friend. 😊🤗
Kaylan Moody… I had to mention you. I just had to. You were the one that really did help me a lot. You were the one that trained me and guided me into your wings to allow me to have my first experience doing live professional radio. As a kid who can only dream of these types of things and just loves the profession, it was only surreal when you watched me do it live for the first time back in 2018. I still remember that day because it was the start of something that made me happy. Ever since then, and even before that, I’ve always liked you because you were smart, genuine, and just really nice and likable. I still praise you in high regard whenever I can because it is small moments like that, that really stick out to me. Oh, and not to mention how beautiful and gorgeous you are too, and just an absolutely wonderful human being. I miss you, but I know Tennessee is treating you greatly. And you’ll always have a friend in me, forever. Love you. ❤️
Daniel Perez… man, hahaha. I can talk about you for a while. One of the coolest cats out there. Nice, likable, a humble giant. We got along pretty well and it has remained that way after all this time. I even saw you while working one time and it stunned and shocked the hell out of me. But that’s what growing up does to all of us. Haha. I’ve known you since high school I believe, and its been better for it ever since, especially when you are not only so cool but also so funny as well. Great laughable moments from my time in high school came with you in it. Hell, we even had a few classes together at times and it was just awesome. I miss you brother and I hope everything is going well with you and your own growing, beautiful family. 🤗😊
P.S., you gave me the best advice ever as we left high school… “Work hard in your future. Succeed and make every asshole in this school look up to you.” That’s what I’m here to do with my mini-media empire, Danny. That’s what I’m here to do.
Yohena Dominguez… I have to talk about you. You are one of the loveliest people I’ve ever been around with. So lovely, beautiful, nice, and just wonderful to be around. And ever since high school, thank god I’ve kept up with you since I didn’t want to lose that. After all, you are always lovely. I just saw my high school yearbook saying that we hung out in 6th period in our final year of high school?! That I don’t remember. Hahaha! But I always compliment you because you always look amazing in your photos whenever you're heading out and I love the way you are becoming yourself in photos. Its awesome. Plus, you are the only one I know who I keep a Facebook tradition alive of wishing you an amazing happy birthday every year through Messenger, though you don’t use it as much (I don’t blame you, lol). Anyways, I love you and keep being you because I love it. ❤️
Aurora Dominguez… No relation to the last person I just talked to. But I have to mention my all-time favorite professor from college, mainly because we’ve kept up all these years later. But you really are my favorite. You are just so cool, so lovely, so nice, so wonderful to talk to, and IMO, an all-around down-to-earth human being. And what makes you totally unique is that you nerd out in a way I’ve never seen any other professor do before and I wish I saw more of that from others. I mean, you nerd out, show off your tattoos, and be unapologetically yourself. Your teaching career has reaped more benefits and rewards for your life than you would’ve ever thought possible from your journalism career and I’m grateful for that because otherwise, I wouldn’t have met you. I love the things you‘re doing now and I still admire your work and the passions that you showcase. Its pretty fucking awesome. I know everyone will see you the same way I did back in college and just love you for who you are, the way you are. I hope that one day we get to do something cool, maybe even with your awesome hubby too. I love you, professor Aurora. ❤️ Sounds weird since you are not my professor anymore. Haha.
Stephanie Fernandez… Of course, I gotta mention you. We talk all the time now. You are honestly such a beautiful and amazing soul. How did we meet? Interviewing you for my college newspaper. But there was something about you in which I kept an eye on you because I had a feeling you were gonna do something good with this world and you did. We’ve been friends ever since, I’ve helped you out with your reels, and have supported you in every way throughout your TV news career so far, from Laredo and Jackson, Tenn. to Myrtle Beach and Fort Myers, and now back home. And now we just talk all the time about stuff we like and our interests and pretty much life since we have to keep moving forward on it. Anyways, I want to hug you so badly because you’ve been nothing short of amazing to me. You didn’t have to but you did anyways and I thank you for that. I’ll probably talk to you after this too. Haha.
Carlos Paredes… You wicked crazy man! But honestly, those were your high school days and now you’ve become one of the most wicked smartest people that I’ve ever known and seen. And you are doing wonderful things now! Its a far cry from your high school, and even your middle school days when I first met ya. Your knowledge about general things is impressive and you are way smarter than me when it comes to that. I can rely on you if I have questions to ask for. Anyways, I hope you are doing well and maybe we’ll head out one day and do something cool. Its been way too long since I’ve last seen ya too. Miss you dude.
Anser Gelin… One of the coolest out there in the game today! I met you during a thing for high school, hosted at Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus (so Downtown Miami, oh boy). I don’t remember what it was for, but you were my mentor/counselor during the whole thing and we just got along I say literary from the beginning. You were just super cool and friendly and purely amazing. Since then, you’ve become my friend, and talk sometimes over socials, whether its food, sports, or anything else. You just have the time when you can to respond and let’s hang out one day hopefully and just enjoy food, sports, and life. Miss you brother.
Janier Diaz… One of the closest guy friends I have. We’ve been through a lot, seen a lot, and possibly done a lot. But that’s because you’re the best guy friend anyone could ever ask for. Smart, likable, wickedly kind, and hella funny! Your knowledge of movies and the film industry is something that I can’t match, though I do have lots of knowledge about broadcasting so that cancels it out and we’re pretty smart dudes in our own respective topics of choice (which is what’s great about life. Nobody is smart at everything). But he’s been there for me and I’ve been there for him when needed. Friends since high school, and we’re rocking it for the rest of our lives, separated in different cities or not. Love ya man. I’ll do my best to get to Atlanta soon.
Bryan Suarez… Just like Janier. Ever had a set of brothers who you just wanted to hang out with and talk to? That’s what Janier and Bryan are for me. Bryan does remind me a lot about Janier and we’ve been friends since high school as well. But let me say this, Bryan is an excellent friend, writer, communicator, and filmmaker. Hell, some of his work has earned recognition at top indie film festivals. And deservedly so. Massively, wicked smart at anything movies and film, but more important than that, an awesome, genuinely good guy in life. If you ever need new friends, Janier and Bryan are definitely it. I love them like they’re brothers I’ve never had. I hope to make a trip there to Atlanta soon!
Joshua Nazario… Oh, man. Funny as hell! But a brilliant writer and an excellent dude all around. If you ever want movies and funny in the same category, this guy can absolutely deliver! Just spend five minutes with him, and he’ll probably tell you something that’ll make you crack up. But, just like Janier and Bryan beforehand, also smart in the movie business. He’s really busy but he’s making it in life and enjoying what he does best. But more importantly, he’s fun, nice, likable, and again, very very funny! I miss ya, pal, too! There’s a lot of folks I miss, jeez. The four of us (Janier, Bryan, Joshua, and myself) just need to get a burger run and have old fun times again like last time.
Jazmin Garcia… Jazmin. ❤️ One of the most beautiful, truly angelic souls I know today. You are one of the sweetest bees out there on planet earth. Every time I get a chance to talk to you, you just come right out of the flood gates and say something to me that I can always remember. But that’s also because you have one of the best hearts out there. You are fun, lovely, wonderful, beautiful, and crazy! (But in a very good way, lol. 😂). However, you don’t have to do much if you sat next to me. I’d just sit there and enjoy every minute because you are just a wonderful, amazing human being in life and I wouldn’t want to see you in any other way. Can’t you believe I’ve known you since middle school? Woah, time flies. You're so beautiful, inside and out. I love you. ❤️
Glendyz Salazar… Okay. What else can I say about this amazing woman? One of my dearest favorites. You’re the most relaxed, chilled, down-to-earth person I’ve ever seen, and its not even close. We talk a lot, and your knowledge of EDM is what amazes me. In fact, its that genre itself that literary got us connected through our love for the same music. You are really one of the few friends I have who actually love it. I feel like I can listen to you and the music for hours on end and never get tired of it. Maybe its because as a friend, I like you so much, and you're just so lovely and beautiful too. I love you! ❤️ I miss you as well.
Natalie Baez… Natalie! ❤️ You are just one of the sweetest people out there, don’t let anyone take that away from you! You also wrote one of the sweetest things anyone has ever said about me a couple of years ago. Remember that? I still hold screenshots of it on my phone because it meant that much to me and I’d never let it go, ever. Not only that, you are always so fine and beautiful and sweet. And I also think you are one hell of an amazing mother raising your daughter so beautifully. Keep doing what you're doing because I’m such a fan of it since you are one of those awesome people out there in life. I love you and I will forever. ❤️
Orlando Molano… Orly! Just an amazing cool cat who always looks at the positive in life. There’s really not one bad thing to say about you because you are just awesome! Don’t believe me? Ask everyone else who thinks you are awesome as well. We got along really really well in high school, and you are one of those people who I can just talk to if I’m feeling down and you have the right words to say. Not to mention, you are just super cool and awesome. I hope to see you somewhere down the road someday buddy. I miss you, brother.
Jennifer Lena… Aw, this amazing sweetheart. I met you during my last couple of times at the radio station I was working at the University but you were just the friendliest person ever to me from the gecko, and your smile and beauty were what impressed me. My only regret is that we never hung out more than twice, if not three times maybe, but I wish did because you are so lovely and fun to be around! I view your stuff on socials and I get so excited to see you there because I’m like… Jenny! ❤️ But every time, its like, I miss you and that’s because I really really do. What would I do to see you or to hang out with you or to even hug you again? I don’t know but I hope its sooner, rather than later. I’ll always think highly of you. Love you. ❤️
Rachel Willis… Rachel, you are just one hell of a beautiful soul. Quite literary. From the moment I met you, you’re just a glowing basket of sunshine whenever I got to see you at the radio station. And honestly, I think you were the only one who actually cared about how my day was going every day I was there. I know its sounds silly and stupid, but those small things in life matter to me more than ever and you are just a sweetheart soul who also displays beauty, inside and out. Just all around a lovely, beautiful person. Why would you want anything else? I miss you! 🤗❤️
Lizberania Maldonado… Lizzy! ❤️ I don’t know if anyone else calls you that, but I’ll be happy to take it (apologies if they do call you that, lol). I loved every minute I got to spend time with you in high school. You were nice and beautiful and just very cool to hang out with. I’ve been keeping an eye on what you’ve been up to since then and you are wickedly crazy (in a good way!) but so much fun and you are raising a beautiful daughter. I love how you are unapologetically you and I love seeing it. I miss you terribly but more importantly, thank you for being so wonderful to me. I love you. ❤️
Cindy Gonzlaez… Oh, Cindy. You're lovely and fun. Thanks for being hella nice and wonderful and I’m glad we’ve kept up all these years later. I think we had some nice wonderful memories a long time ago but what I will say is that you are one pretty cool and beautiful woman. I enjoyed the time, whether brief or not, we got to spend together. Oh, and not only that, I think you are pretty funny too. Anyways, love ya and I hope to see you around! 🤗❤️
Brenda Chavez… You are the smartest woman I know. You prove that its also about the brains, and not just beauty, because you got both, especially the brains. Lol. Anyways, you are very loving and kind and I’m amazed at your work, your travels, and the wonderful experiences you get along the way. I already knew you were going to get that because that’s how awesome I think you are. And the few times we saw each other in person, it was awesome. I still think about you every now and then because you are just simply awesome. I hope I can join you on one of these travels! And also, to say you are very very beautiful is a true understatement. I enjoy your company. ❤️🤗
Emily Close… Emily, Emily, Emily. From the time I’ve known you, you have become one of the most welcoming and lovely people in my life. I only got to know you because of your now ex, Michael, who we got to be pretty close to because of our love for EDM music. But you have become such an amazing person to me in your own separate right. We don’t talk all the time, but we do from time to time and I’m always happy to do so. I’m always learning more about where you are from so that one day, I can visit Somerset and experience it for myself! Not to mention, your very beautiful and always looking lovely! And… you're a godsend to your two kids. Raising them is probably not easy but you make it look easy! I want you to be my first friend to meet in person whenever I take a trip to the UK soon. You are just totally amazing and I can’t wait to hug you. I love you tons! ❤️
Eddie Valdes… Eddie! Oh man, this guy is awesome. One of the coolest people I ever got to hang out with in high school and just a funny guy too, but more importantly, really nice and likable. Every time I did hang out with you, there was not one bad time from you. Not one. And you always look sharp and nice. You are doing things right! You really are. And its awesome to see how you’ve grown up and now have a wife (who looks cool in her own right!) and all this when just a decade ago, you were just trying to be you, and you still are, but all grown up. I miss you, pal. Let’s hang out someday when possible. 🤗😊
Briannah Rivero… Briannah! ❤️ I’m just gonna say it right out the gate: You are really hilarious but also so very beautiful and very cute and very loving. I enjoy what you post on Facebook because you are so much fun! I feel like we would get along so well, so much because you kinda have like the same personality traits that I do. After all, who wouldn’t want to buy a fort inside their own place? Yours just looks awesome. Anyways, you are just so lovely, beautiful, kind, and fun! I’ll make a Tally trip one day, and maybe you can show me around. I’m not too familiar with that city, other than the one trip I made to see FSU during my high school days. Anyways, I love you! ❤️
Lazaro Cabrera… Laz. What else can I say about this awesome guy? My longtime brother and he still is! Laz and I go way back, to high school. Dude, you were just awesome from day one. We got along so well! And this is the same guy who introduced me to EDM on a permanent basis. I have listened to it before but peered out really early on in my life. However, it wasn’t until one day, and I remember this, that you played Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites from your phone and I was hooked! In terms of music, I’ve gone fully into loving EDM because of you. But also, we talked about sports a lot! Especially football because we got into picking games a lot, who won what, who got injured, etc. Those are fun times I’ve always remembered and still do. Let’s do it again someday and do it back like good old times. I miss you brother.
Jose Lara… Oh, man. Talk about a funny and crazy dude. But that’s what made you great. I’ll be honest here, there were some days that kinda irritated me, but I wouldn’t trade that for that world because you were being funny about it too and I enjoyed your company. To this day, I still think you are crazy (lmao) but its in a good way! I hope we can see each other sometime soon. 😊
Irascema Castro… Oh, I love this woman. Irascema… you are such a darling and such a delight to be around. If you want fun and loving and kind, this is the one for you. We’ve been friends for a long time, I know. But you have a very fun-loving spirit which is what I love the most about you. I was even surprised to see you at your workplace a few times, but you were still the same as back in high school and I’m glad you really haven’t changed a bit! Outside of now growing a family, of course. But you are just awesome and I appreciate you being around when you did. Hugs all around, love you! ❤️🤗
Joany Carrero… Omg, I miss you so much! We’ve literary have grown up together. From being friends as kids to still being friends as grown-ups. I have to give my Mom credit for being friends with your Mom because that’s how we've gotten together and hang out like literary all the time. But now I don’t see you as much and that makes me sad because I love you and enjoy your company. Please don’t be a stranger to me. Come back and hang out with me and the fam again, I wanna see you and your sisters. I love you. ❤️
Chelsea Rosen... One word to describe you: Fun! But let me add more too, just lovely and likable and funny to be around. You’re like one of the people I can have a presence around and never get tired of it. I still think highly of you today because of all those wonderful times we either hung out at our old radio station or at various events or whatnot. Not to mention that you’re also beautiful and kind and just a total sweetheart at best. I can’t wait for you to knock ‘em dead with medical school because you are going to kill it! And hopefully one day I can hug ya and see you again. 🤗😊❤️
Brian Perera… One of the nicest dudes out there on the planet. Very outgoing, and very cool. You have a sharp wit but with a good sense of humor and are just a down-to-earth likable dude. Now you are making things happen with a growing family of your own. That’s just awesome to see. You’re my brother and an awesome one at best. Thanks for making it cool and awesome. If you ever want to hang out in Fort Myers while I’m there, I’m always open. Miss ya, pal. 🤗😊
The Clapp Family… I couldn’t have been more welcoming or loving to an amazing family, where there’s not one bad apple in this family. Justin, Tricia, and your four kids. All awesome, Justin is like a brother I never had and Tricia is just sweet and loving. I will say this… if there’s a family I want to adopt a style too after, this family is pretty close to being it! Not to mention, they love cold weather and sports. Like, holy crap. Thanks for being so wonderful to me when you guys were in Florida. I should pay my dues and pay a visit to you guys in Colorado. 🤗❤️
Shadai Siguenas… I know you’ve made fun of me before, but I can’t hate on you when you just look an awesome pal and become a nice dude all around. We hung out a lot in our high school days if you remember or not. That was during some of the best times I’ve ever had in school. We don’t talk all the time but I know there are times that we do and I enjoy our conversations. Maybe we’ll do so again in person in someday and enjoy what life has to offer. I enjoy your company, man.
Kathleen Marie Mesh… Kathleen. Wow, we’ve been friends for close to 20 years, ever since I met you at this church class we had together (I don’t remember if it was one of those bible studies things or not). And now, look at you! You are just a sweet darling still. I remember you being so nice and lovely back then and I’d bet you still are today! You are married today, which WOAH, that’s awesome but you also probably didn’t think of that at all back then. Its also awesome to see what you’ve become. But in all honestly, I miss you and I still think you were one of the nicest people I’ve come across. 🤗❤️
Samuel and Eduardo Delgado… These two crazy brothers! But man, you guys were so much fun at school too! I remember Eduardo really well. A good sense of humor, and he is really approachable and likable. And just a cool guy to talk to. Sammy! I’ve always called him like that. That ain’t changing! Funny, nice, likable too, very cool as well. I liked both of y’all man because y’all were fun as hell, and funny as hell too. You guys have cool-ass personalities that can’t be missed. I miss you guys too and I’ll see ya down the road someday. 😊
Nelson Garcia… This dude, right here. You have always had my back, and not a lot of people did that for me, but you certainly did. Stood up for me because you saw my value and my worth and I really haven’t forgotten that, which is why I have praised you before on many occasions, and its why I call you my brother. Because you had my back and stood up for me when others wouldn’t. And I appreciate that very very much. I love the passion you have for boxing, its very cool, but its what makes you cooler. You were one of the first friends I made in 10th or 11th grade I believe and we’ve been at it ever since. Miss you, dude!
Darian Greacen… Darian. Damn. You were one of the coolest people I’ve ever got to know during your time here. We got along so fast and so well. So much so that I was saddened when you left Florida for Arizona and I still remember that. You are funny and lovely. I just wish we could’ve spent more time hanging out together because you were like the brother I never had, and I felt like we would’ve been the best of friends together. I still miss you to this very day. I hope Arizona is treating you right, like the awesome guy you were and still are. 😊
Genesis Villalon… We’ve been friends a long time. I know you’ve made fun of me before, but I won’t do that to you. I actually see a lot of your posts on the ‘Gram, and I consider you a fashion icon. Like, wow, you do it so fashionably and gracefully well. You're always coming out so beautiful and pretty and gorgeous. But, then again, its how I’ve always known you and you are that! I say don’t change who you are because its how you’ve become lovely and wonderful and nice. You do you and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You got my love and support and you get hugs from me all around. 🤗🤗🤗
Cindy Perelman… Oh Cindy, Cindy, Cindy. One of my all-time favorite people from my time at UF and one of my absolute favorite people on this earth. I met you at UF because you were the receptionist at the College of Journalism and Communications there. And every single time I talked to you, you were just an utter delight! There was not one bad day talking to you, and just even in your presence, I knew it would be a good day. As a matter of fact, I would miss you on days you weren’t there because I wanted to be there, just to strike up a good conversation, no matter how long it would take. I’m so glad and massively happy that you’ve kept up with me all this time after UF, and you are retired too! This means more time with your hubby, more time watching your favorite sport: Tennis 🎾 and more time enjoying the things you love. However, I still miss you a great deal. Thank god for Facebook for us to stay in contact. I wanna see you again whenever that happens. Thank you for opening your heart to make my time at UF a lot happier every single day. 😊🤗 I love you. ❤️
Fernando Camblor… Ferny, you and I had a lot of fun together. You were one of my closest friends in high school. Hell, you gave me a ride home every single day for a while! But our conversations were just too funny, and just too plain awesome. We were enjoying life during those rides. We were both weird and quirky but we enjoyed each other’s company and its probably due to the fact that you are such an awesome loving person. You didn’t need to be nice to me, but you did anyways, and we had each other’s back for so long. Today, even though I haven’t seen you in a while, I still consider you one of my most amazing friends in life and I wouldn’t trade it any other way. Let’s get together sometime soon. I miss ya, buddy. 🤗😊
Federico “Fede” Psevoznik… Fede! First of all, you are such a cool “dork”. Haha! But I mean that in a nice loving way because you are so super talented! Way more than I am, that’s for sure. Your cool, your nice, your so knowledgeable, and its the reason why you are where you are today. Otherwise, there’d be no you there. But I’m glad to have seen your talent at UF before everyone else did. You’re a nice person and just an overall good guy! I hope to see you around somewhere down the road.
Matt Duffy… Oh man, another dude who I thought was so talented and such a unique guy. I thought you were funny as hell and man you created awesome things while we were at UF. Not only that, I thought you had amazing fun and positive energy. I think the best memories I had with you were the time we worked together with the radio crew on Dance Marathons at UF. It was some of the best experiences I’ve ever had and you’d probably feel the same way. Anyways, you probably have that same energy today knowing you’ve made it big time now with Facebook. But I never forgot where you came from (before Facebook), and I saw you big before (mostly) everyone else did. Miss ya pal, and maybe one day, I’ll fly over to wherever you’re at, or if you’re at NYC, and you give me a tour, show me the ways of life in the Big Apple. I’ll appreciate it! 😊🤗
Kayla Spell… Kayla! ❤️ We met in like 10th grade I believe. You were this new fresh face from New York and took my local school’s classroom by storm! Everyone loved you. Now, you are just one crazy awesome ass woman. I love that you are unapologetically you! I also really love that you are learning how to become a DJ. I’ve seen your work, I’ve seen you practice for years now. I’m telling you… you’re gonna make it! This is an easy no-doubter for me. I’m gonna notice that shit and be like… yeah. That’s my girl right there. 🤗 I can’t wait to see you bust out on a major DJ set. You deserve it! Plus, you’re awesome and really loving. I got your back and I can’t wait to see it happen. Hugs all around, love ya! 🤗🤗🤗❤️
Angelyne Garcia… Angie!!! ❤️ You are one of the biggest sweethearts I know and one of the most amazing people I’ve ever come across. I remember the story of how we met in high school and its one of the best stories I have ever remembered because it has stood out with me for so long. I remember three beautiful young girls, including yourself, were visiting this popular teacher’s classroom, and I don’t blame you because we all loved him as a teacher. He was just awesome. You and the two others wanted to hang out with him for a bit, and his class was very relaxed, very laid back so I can see why. I was next to him too and I ended up being next to y’all too. And I remember, just before y’all left (since you guys were there for quite a while), I just said that (somewhere in these words) having you guys in our presence was such an utter delight. You guys were in awe so much so that you guys ended up hugging me, and I ended up becoming friends with you and… Alhenna! Finally remembered her name too. Hahaha. Anyways, you’re of the sweetest people I know, and one of the most creative and talented people I know today. You are such a wonderful and beautiful doll and I love you, Angie. ❤️
Amanda Fabian… Oh, where do I begin? I know we met a long time ago back in the school days but every single time we talked, you were so tender with me and so loving with me that sometimes I’m still shocked and happy that are you because you’ve become such an amazing bright doll in this universe and even into my life. I’ve always seen you as like one of the most positive people out there and one of the sweetest too. And I’m glad to know that even today, you still haven’t changed one bit. Now you got a beautiful daughter that you are raising on your own. I’m proud of what you’ve become today, but please don’t change! I love you for you and is the one I remember the most… and the one I treasure. I love you. ❤️
Malorie Ramirez… Maaaaalorieeeeeee! ❤️ Hahaha, that’s how I would start every morning with you in high school. Right before our classes, we would sit outside, talk about life, and other things, hug each other, and be on our way. That was a good year or so we did together before class every morning. Its one of the things I remember the most about us hanging out together. You were one of my best buds in high school and I’m still saddened that you no longer live close by because there are times that I wish I could run up to you and hug you again. Your hugs were the absolute best ones I’ve ever had. Not only that, you’re such an awesome person, and I love talking to you. Thank god I still connect with you when I can. I love you and I miss you, but I miss your hugs most of all. ❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😊
Leorge Noguera… Leo!!!!! Damn, dude, what’s up my main man? I haven’t talked to you in forever, but man, I still consider you a brother to me because you and I got along really really well and its our love of sports that made us get along well. But hell, I loved seeing ya man. We get together, talk all sorts of stuff, but when it came to sports… oh boy. Haha. We could’ve talked for hours and hours and hours on end. You were my guy for all that, especially football. We love football and we were picking games, talking about highlights, all sorts of stuff. It sucks that we didn’t hang out more than I feel like we should have because you were just an all-around awesome guy who is nice and always welcoming. I miss ya, pal! We should get together again soon and run it back like old times! Lol. 😊
Sadiya Salaam… Sadi! 💛 Hi, first of all. Second of all, you are so lovely and beautiful on the outside, that your also the same way on the inside. I think I’m one of the first friends you made down here (I’m not sure about that) but in that time, I think you were just really cool and really sweet. We’ve hung out a lot back in our school days but I just love seeing you shine today! And look how amazingly beautiful you are too! And you’ve had my back, I’ll always have yours. Thank you for being so wonderful to me as well. I miss you very much and maybe one of these days, we’ll hang out again and it’d be like good times. Love you! 💛
Nicolas Cufino… Duuuuuude! One of the craziest, but most fun mother fuckers I’ve ever hung out with! Hahaha. This guy definitely defines fun, in my opinion. But he’s also super cool and easy to talk to, and we definitely hugged it out a lot back in our university days. And one of the funniest dudes out there. I’m always laughing every time we hung out together. It sucks that everyone in our friend group is separated because there are times that I wish I hung out with you, Janier, Joshua, Bryan, Anna, Nicholas, John, and everyone there who really gave me the time of my life knowing I was hanging out with the coolest, most down-to-earth people on the planet. I miss you a great deal, pal. I know we’ll see each other again and do so awesome shit. 😊🤗
Anna Worcester… Anna!!! I’ve always thought you were so cool and so down-to-earth. I met you thanks to Nicolas but you are just so cool and amazing in your own right! And I remember this one specific day when me, Janier, and all of our friends hung out for our regular get-together and there was a moment in time when you pulled me aside and just wanted to talk to me on the kitchen floor and so we did! I don’t think anyone else noticed since it was just the two of us on the floor! Lol. We spent a good amount of time (maybe a half hour or so) talking about our friends, and all about life. I remember how chill and open you were and it was one of the best moments I remember from our university days because we were just… so relaxed, open, and loving life at the moment talking to someone who I can trust. You were one of those cool cats and I still think you're pretty cool to this day. I miss you and hope we can hang out together just us again. That would be pretty nice! 🤗🤗🤗😊
Elizabeth Marrero… Eli!!! You’re so cute and so much fun! Gosh, I too remember when we first met and it was a class back in 10th or 11th grade I wanna say, and you were one of the first ones I met. Ever since then, you are just so likable and cool and amazing. I think I hung out with you a lot when you were virtually unknown down here, and now everyone likes you, and so do I. Your personality and your kindness are what stuck out to me. I’m happy to see you are building a family of your own, which is a long way away from when we first met, but I’m so happy to see you happy and I’m so happy I’ve called you my friend because your such a beautiful, loving human being. I can’t wait to see your baby come out so it can be cherished by all. I love you and thank you for being so awesome to me back then and now. ❤️🤗😘
Christine Vallejo… Christine. ❤️ Okay, I probably wasn’t gonna say it at all, but I’m going to anyways. I met you in middle school, and, to be honest, I did have a little crush on you back in those days. But you were just so attractive and gorgeous! So that’s it for that, but now you’ve become such a lovely and beautiful person. I have thought about you from time to time back in those days but I’m so happy to see what you’ve become now, and I really haven’t forgotten you at all. I do miss you though, I know its been a long long time, but I hope one day down the road we get to hang out again. I would like that. In the meantime, hugs all around! 🤗🤗🤗
Katherin Santana… Oh, Katherin. 😍🧡 I’m saving you as the best for last because I got something to say to you: You are so fucking cute and so attractive. You may not remember this but, I met you 12 years ago at a local fair near where I live. I think we just enjoyed checking out some rides that day and it was fun, that’s for sure. We did hug right after too. And boy, oh boy, I felt like we flirted on Facebook after that for days (😉😏😂🤣). Anyways, I’ve kept up with you ever since and you are really easy to talk to. Not to mention, one of the cutest and the coolest. I’ve enjoyed every single conversation I’ve had with you and missing you right now is such a huge understatement. I left the fair smiling so much that day because you made it so much fun and honestly, we’d probably still be the same today. Thank you for being one of those awesome, wonderful, beautiful human beings that I have in my life right now. And yes, you are attractive and so gosh darn beautiful. And the following photos definitely prove it!
As a matter of fact, this is my all-time favorite photo of you. You are just so 😍😍😍. I wish I can hug you again right now (pretty much as I run up to you the next time I see you), hug you tightly, and never let go. 😍🤗🤗🤗
You know what, fuck it. I want to show off my other all-time favorite photo of you as well. I can’t help myself! 🧡🧡🧡
I actually have THREE favorites. I just so happen to find this photo and I can’t let go of this one!!! I’m in love with your smile and I’m in love with this photo so much. 🧡
I know it sounds like I’m obsessed with you but I’m not, trust me. Lmao. But you were excited to be included and to read this so I had to include you and say something about you.
You are such an amazing, wonderful, loving, beautiful sweetheart cutie but more importantly, you're such a beautiful human being. 🧡🧡🧡😘
I wish I could just hug you, kiss you on your hand, and tell you in your ear how much I love you and how you are a pretty special person to me. 😍😘
If your want my number, you know where to find me… 😉😏 I’m pretty easy to reach and I’m pretty easy to text.
I love you Katherin. 🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡😘😍
I’m done. I’m finally done. But I know there’s more I probably have forgotten and so I apologize for that. However, if you want one yourself, just DM or hit me up or something. I probably got something to say about you as well. 😂😉😊
I know its been tough for me and my life, these past couple of years but I’ve grown to become more humble, and that includes my friends.
When I look way back to what I have now? Would I want my life to be different? Maybe. Probably.
But then I wouldn’t have the friends I have now. And I honestly love my friends…
… and I wouldn’t want it any other way. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Signed and with love,