Friends ( and not just Joey, Ross, Phoebe, Rachel, Monica and Chandler)

Friends ( and not just Joey, Ross, Phoebe, Rachel, Monica and Chandler)

Hello all, hope you’re all well! Today’s post is a little bit different from usual, I’m taking about friendships..

Before heading off to university I’m sure every single person used the term “we’ll definitely keep in contact”, with full intentions of keeping such promises. As I finish off my first year of university I look back and realise how quickly, although unintentionally, the breaking of such bold statements can happen. 3am deep chats about everything and anything become once-a-monthly conversations, reminiscent of the old MSN conversations beginning and ending with “what have you been up to?”.

At first I was devastated, the friends I had been so close with seemed so far away. It’s not that I wanted to stop being friends but life had gotten in the way. And even now, I see old pictures and get teary eyes but  I have learnt to look back and accept that as your life changes so do the people closest to you, an idea that my parents have always tried to drill into me (after moving halfway across the country when I was 12).

I’m sure friendship’s drifting apart is more common than people think, it happens in the blink of an eye without a second thought, although it can be sad, memories are never forgotten and the loss of certain friends make way for an array of new friends in the future. This time a year ago I was comfortable in my friendship group and held onto the hope that it would never change, but now I kind of find it exciting to be unaware of how different my life will be in a few years time..who knows which wacky friends I will end up with?

Tx

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