I talked to one of my close friends after a really long time, today. We hadn’t spoken in months because of, you know, Life Stuff, and talking to her today made me realize just how much we have both grown up over time. It made me see that we’re in much happier places than we ever thought we could be, and I am so happy about how far we’ve come from where we began.
I still remember how I used to tell her that we’d be friends forever, back when we were in school. There really aren’t a lot of people I’ve felt a connection that strong with, and when I think about how long it has been since, it makes me wonder how many things have changed but still remain the same at their core. Our friendship being one of those things.
There is something very real and very beautiful about being a part of someone’s life even though you go through long periods of silence because of, well, life. So many things change, so much can happen. But there is something wonderful about having something constant to hold on to in the midst of all the changes that throw life off-course.
There is very little we can do about all the distance and the periods of silence. That’s how life goes, I suppose. But it is so good to see the people I care about going places in life and starting new chapters for themselves. Whether or not I’m going to be a part of their lives the way I used to be at some point is simply something that is going to change over time, whether I like it or not.
But the thing about time is that it is just an illusion. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve stayed in somebody’s life if you haven’t proved that you’re worthy of being a part of it. There’s knowing someone for years and proving that you can overcome the periods of silence that have kept you apart because you were out there carving a path for yourself. You can’t really say that about a lot of people. I am just glad I know a handful of people I can confidently say that about.
There isn’t much to say about anything for me, here. This is just a post of gratitude for how far my friends and I have come in our lives. Time really is a curious thing and it can change many relationships as it goes by. This is just me being grateful for all that I’ve lost and gained over the years. I’ll forever be glad that I have people I can count on.
At the end of the day, this is what matters the most. Xx