The last few weeks have not been happy for me, at all! I’ve tried to power through in spite of the circumstances, I’ve tried to be above it. I tried to sleep away the whole day, tried doing things I love, played and sang along to music that I like, but nothing really helped me quite the way an hour-long conversation with my best friend over a phone call did. And I realized that no matter how much I try to give my emotions an outlet in my journal, it can’t ever replace the kind of catharsis I can get from an actual conversation with somebody who understands.
Earlier today, I thought that it would be completely unfair to my friends if I dumped all of my drama on them, especially when they have stuff of their own going on as well. We’ve all had enough to last an entire year in the last few days alone. But of course, I knew that I needed somebody to talk to, without them getting all judgemental, so I turned to another one of my best friends whom I knew I could talk to freely and I was right. It was exactly what I needed.
Sometimes, it’s just about having somebody to confide in. Somebody who you know is your safe-space. Somebody who would never sell you out to save their own head. I am glad that I’ve found not one, but three people I can fall back on if I ever needed to. My family has its own special place in my life, and I know that I can turn to them when I need to, as well. But the place that the family we choose gets in our lives can’t be compared to the family that we were born into.
Yes, we should all stand up for ourselves and be capable of fighting on our own. But having a friend makes things easier. I don’t think I can ever be grateful enough for the existence of these people in my life. The number of times that we’ve been there for each other, through all of the good and the bad, it really makes me wonder if the word ‘soul mate‘ exists only for romantic relationships or for a single person. I’ve been lucky enough to share that connection with three people.
After the last few days I’ve had, I can confidently say that my friends will always vouch for me, even when the whole world is against me. Not that I didn’t know it before; I’ve always known that they would. But it’s the trying times, when unforgiving people are wrongfully calling you out for something that you aren’t, when you really find out who is in it for the long run and who isn’t. Loyalties were tested and I know that I’ve chosen the right people to put my faith in.
I don’t think that I’ll ever have any love lacking in my life as long as I have these goofballs around in my life. Of course, other people in my life have a special place as well. But I don’t think that I’d ever give up on my friends and I’m pretty sure they won’t give up on me either. If you’ve found such people in your life, cherish them forever! And never, ever let them go.
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