Friends are the family you choose – they’re the ones who pick up when you call in hysterics in the middle of the night. They’re the one’s who can make you laugh until you’re on the verge of tears. Most importantly, they’re the ones you can trust to always be there for you when you need them the most.
Sometimes, life gets in the way. We become busy in the midst of the chaos of it all and just can’t seem to find the time we used to have for our friends. It doesn’t mean we don’t care about them anymore, or that we no longer want them in our lives.
We’ve all experienced friendships that have drifted apart and slowly lost their place in our lives. When I look back on my past friendships, I miss the good memories we shared.
The girls nights out, the countless adventures where nothing else seemed to matter, laughing until we could barely breathe- I miss it all. Just because a person is no longer in our lives, doesn’t mean we can’t look back at our time together and appreciate those moments.
I’ve always been the kind of person who can count how many good friends I have on one hand. When I was younger, I used to be insecure about only having a few good friends in my life. As I’ve grown older, I’ve realized what a true blessing in disguise it’s been. I’ve had many friendships come and go during the different seasons of my life. It’s the friendships that have lasted through it all that will always have a special place in my heart.
Just like the seasons of our lives change and grow, so will our friendships. People will come and go, but they will never leave without bringing something into our lives.
Adulthood might mean we’re busier than we once were back in the days where we didn’t have to think about much more than ourselves, and that’s okay. The friendships that are meant to stay in our lives will always be there. You might not see a friend for months, but when you finally do, it’s like nothing has changed. Something clicks, and you’re back to where you left off those seemingly short months ago.
You will have relationships that fade and drift away, but that’s simply another piece of the journey. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, or a bad friend. It doesn’t mean you can’t hold a friendship together. All it means is that change is constant, and that without bittersweet endings, we wouldn’t have room for new beginnings.