Friendship

The older I get, the more I realize who my real friends are.

For my first 22 years of life I have made friends and I have lost friends. There were some friends I never thought I would be friends with. There are some I thought I would be friends with forever.

Throughout my life I have always had friends. My first friend was my next door neighbor. She was a few months older than me but we always had tons of fun together. I don’t remember much about her because she moved away when I was four years old. We are not in touch anymore. The family that moved in after hers had a daughter that was close to my age as well. We became best friends. Her family was like my family. She also moved away. When she moved we still stayed touch. I would spend a week with her at her house and then she would come and spend a week at mine. But like most things in life, as we got older we grew apart. We didn’t talk much and saw little of each other. We did catch up a little over a year ago but not much as changed. We are Facebook, Twitter and Instagram friends but that is all.

In middle school I had a best friend. We lived near each other and sat next to each other on the bus. We would hang out all the time. We were great through middle school but then high school came along and then we grew apart. We would chat here and there but our best friend status was gone.

In high school I became best friends with someone else. We were best mates. Again things were great. We graduated  high school and went off to college. That is where things got hard. Her boyfriend and her broke up and she started to become more friends again with this people that she ditched when she was with her boyfriend. Now she always make sure she has time for them and never me. We are not even best friends anymore and it is sad because I thought we would be friends forever. Now I am only her friend when she wants me to be. I am the only one putting the effort into it. At first I cared, but now I don’t anymore. It is sad and hard but I had to rethink my friendship with her and I am done.

They say the friends you make in college are the friends you have for life. Well for some I hope that is true, and for others I hope I never see them again. My freshmen year of college I made some great friends. My one friend decided she didn’t want to come back to Towson. Now she has a whole new set of friends and we don’t talk at all. I guess we are not really friends anymore.

Last year I made a new friend. We actually have a lot in common and we have a lot of fun when we hang out. We also say how were we not friends before. We probably missed out on three years of friendship. I hope we are able to stay friends after college.

This past summer I made some great friends at Forever 21. They became some of my favorite people and even though they are younger than me, I hope we can all be friends forever.

Now about a friend who I don’t want to be friends with. From when I met her I thought she was strange but she was nice so it was cool. Now three years later I have lost my patience with her. As we got older age wise, she mentally hasn’t. She still acts like a kid and it is annoying. She also doesn’t think on her own and so much more but this blog isn’t about how much I can’t deal with her anymore. Moral of this story is, well Blair Waldorf said it best.

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In 22 years I have gained so many friends and I have lost so many friends. It is sad because there are just some people who I thought would be in my life forever. Losing a friend you never thought you would is lose is sad. Having to rethink your friendship with someone is probably one of the worst things in the world. But yeah, people are going to come and go in your life and the true friends will be by your side no matter.

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell

 

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