I’ve always been a quiet & shy girl who keeps a lot too herself. It’s hard for me to open up to people, make new friends and feel comfortable being myself around them. Throughout the last years, I lost & gained some friendships and learned to value quality over quantity.
I wanted to write about friendships since I read this post by Rebecca, the girl behind one of my favorite blogs, From Roses. I related to every single word she wrote and I felt like I wanted to share my thoughts on this topic as well. So here’s what I have to say…
From 7th to 9th grade, I had the biggest group of friends I ever had. We were 6 girls and spent all day together at school. I thought I would never loose contact with them but, right now, I only keep in touch with one of those girls, my oldest best friend. We met on 2nd grade and, after 15 years, we’re still really good friends. Definitely not as close though, and it’s heartbreaking to see us drift apart as each of us follow different directions in life.
I guess that’s part of life.
We all grew up and changed. We’re not the same people we used to be and we all moved on to college or started working in different cities, which makes it harder to reunite. And while some friendships last through distance & time, some gets lost along the way. And it’s sad to see that happening, it made me realize that maybe we were not that close or that simply we don’t have as many things in common as we used to had.
But time & distance also made me realize who my true friends are. I have two more really good friends that I’m super happy & thankful to have in my life! The kind of friendships that you might be miles away and not see each other for a month, but when you get back together, it’s like you were never apart. And that warms my heart!
So it doesn’t really matter if you don’t have a big group of friends. I used to worry about that, and still do, to be completely honest with you, sometimes I just feel like I’m missing out on something, if that makes sense.
But, in reality, what matters are the few people who are always there for us, who make us feel comfortable, who we can be goofy but also have long & deep conversations with. Treasure these people 🙂