Let's Talk: Friends

Let’s Talk: Friends

The older I get, the more people say it’s harder to make good friends. And they’re all right. In school you had a sea of people and situations that could change month to month. When you have a full time job, you are in the same group of people for hours. One of the reasons the whole idea of friends came to mind is because I’ve been seeing how it’s playing out in my life. So let’s talk about friends.

Keep ‘Em Close

I’m not a very good friend, I must admit. I suck at replying at texts and setting up plans. But the only reason I wanted to talk about this was because I learned one thing: keep your friends close. In college I made really good friends. Many of which I still see and keep in touch. But I feel like I took those friends for granted.

This is one of the reasons my word for this year is focus. I have a good group of people around me but I never really put my time and energy into making our friendships great. One of my friends will literally go out of her way and continue to rejoice in my news even if we don’t see each other as often. That’s just amazing to me. I have a hard time believing people can just genuinely be caring towards me so every little detail makes a big difference.

Everyone needs someone to talk to. It doesn’t have to be a big group of people but at least one person they can just share things with. It’s still a concept that I need to grasp and I need to be better about being there for the people I care about. But investing in friendships are very important.

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5 thoughts on “Let’s Talk: Friends

  • I feel you on this one. Since I left school, I haven’t really kept in touch with any of my friends as often as I used to. Being able to see your friends almost everyday was definitely something I took for granted, especially when I knew that some people lived in other parts of california, the states, or even the world.

  • I feel you here. I’m a terrible friend as well. Being an introvert, it can be hard to reach out and just be with those friends that aren’t readily available (like at work). I am glad that I’ll be seeing some of my friends once our sports leagues start. Its like built in social time!

  • I think part of keeping good friends (and being a good friend) is letting the bad friends go and putting more energy into your good friendships! Coming out of college with a lot of friends was hard because I felt spread thin, but then when I looked at the friendships that were actually serving me well and focused on them, I realized I didn’t need all the fake friends around that would only text me on my birthday and if they needed something. As a result, I have a few good friends now that go above and beyond what I would expect out of people.

  • Friendships are NOT always easy, but it’s so important to see what’s what and who is worth your time and who isn’t! At the end of the day you know who your real friends are!

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