I’ve mentioned before in some of my blog posts that finding and further sustaining friendships in early adult years can be tricky. For a lot of us, once we enter our 20s and 30s, the friends we made when we were younger, for example, friends from high school, slowly begin to trickle off of the map we refer to as our own lives. We lose and gain interests as we age which has the potential to affect long-standing friendships both positively and negatively, and depending on where our lives take us, sometimes we simply lose touch and/or grow apart from people we assumed would be constant presences in our lives.
Personally, I remain friends with a handful of the group of friends I had in high school. I have no hard feelings towards the people with who I once shared friendships when I was younger; we lost touch for different reasons, and shit happens.
I’ve made new, wonderful friends through university, college, Blaine, and work as well.
I reunited with my main gals who I met in college this past weekend, and we had a hell of a time visiting. We hadn’t all been together since prior to COVID-19, so we were thrilled to be able to gather again and spend time together considering how long it has been in order to catch each other up with our lives.
And, despite how long it had been since we were all with each other, it felt like we were never apart.
I like to refer to these friendships as timeless ones. They’re constant, consistent, nurturing and loyal, and regardless of the amount of time that passes during which you are apart from these friends, the moment you see them again, it’s like nothing has changed. These types of friendship are rare, genuine, and so, so significant. Cherish them, and never fail to recognize their value.