As time keeps going by, things like socializing, partying, going out and the like are falling to the wayside. Of course I’m still doing it as much as I can. But that’s still not very often. (Like a handful of times a month max!)
I am aware that I’m not getting any younger and I should be focusing on “settling down” and “being an adult” and whatnot. But do I really have to? What the hell does that even mean?!
Haven’t I done plenty already? Can’t I just keep sitting at my desk, stare at the pile of photo equipment I’ve been putting off organizing for a month, and spend a couple hours writing a blog post because I got distracted by the macarons I bought at Trader Joes? (As seen above.)
Okay fine. I’ll clean my living room. But I’m not happy about it.
Anyone else concerned about losing touch with old friends? Or maybe worry that your friends or family think you’ve cut them off?
There’s so many of you out there that I want to remind that you’re still my friends! You are all still very much my amigos. It’s just my windows for spare time are few and far between. But I know that that is NO excuse.
Everyone’s busy. Everyone’s got stuff going on at all time. Everyone has the same 24 hours as Beyonce. (One of my favorite sayings.)
Here is my statement for now:
The time we have spent together is cherished. I have learned SO much from the people that are or were there at one point in my life. Whether or not it ended up working out or if we lost touch, if we only hung out a handful of times, if we were never even formally introduced, if it ended because of some stupid fight, etc. I have still learned more than I ever imagined. The laughs, the tears, the fights, the scares, and everything in between were ALL 110% worth it.
I would not trade that for anything in the world.
So...thank you. THANK YOU. A million times, thank you.
I would not be who I am otherwise. And I’ve become pretty fond of myself. (Was that conceited? Ehh I don’t care.)
I truly believe that everything that happens in life will ultimately lead to the next step, the next lesson, the next story.
Sorry if that got really sappy. Well actually, I’m not sorry. So...I’m sorry I’m not sorry.
With that being said, I would like to point out that it is even easier than ever to stay in touch!
Feel free to hit me up anytime. I have an email address. And a phone. And social media.
Oh and I have my own place too.
Aaaaaand I like to travel. *wink wink*
Just know that even if I don’t see you as often as I’d like, it doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten you. It’s very much the opposite.
Are you worried that your friends think you’ve “moved on”? Don’t worry. It’s normal. And a part of life. If that is a real concern for you, than it’s never too late to let them know. Which can be as easy as sending a text or an email.
Hopefully this is a good reminder for everyone that we are all a part of each other’s story and for what’s to come. The relationships themselves may come and go but the memories are forever.
Cheers to life and growing up,