January 10, 2008
On Friday when I was on the plane, I got a chance to do some thinking and reflecting. I realize that I've came across a lot of people in my life. Different personalities, ages, and beliefs. I've made friends pretty easily... but I've also lost friends. Don't get me wrong... this isn't a bad thing. You can't be everyone's best friend and there's no point in trying. I know that I'm a friendly person and usually pretty easy to get along with... but even so, I have my pet peeves and annoyances. Heck... I know that people are often annoyed by me... but it doesn't really bother me too much unless the person actually means something to me or I even care about them. People grow up at different rates despite the equivalence of ages. I had a handful of girlfriends who I thought were going to be my best friends until eternity. But as we grew older, we realized that we have different views in things... different priorities and beliefs. I mean... its only natural for people to grow apart through time because no one is really made truly identical... especially when it comes to anything beyond the surface. I still love those girls and think that they are great people with much ahead of them... but right now, it might be a good thing that we aren't as close as we used to be. Perhaps we can all grow up to be the best people we can be and then come together in the future to rebuild our bonds and friendships. I have hope. Right now, I have a handful of close girlfriends that I can really learn from and look up to. I know that they genuinely care for me because there is more to our friendship than drunken nights, clubbing to the wee hours, and boy talks. I grew out of that stage. These ladies have good heads on their shoulders and are very admirable. Though I've only known them for 4, 5, or 6 years... I feel like no other "friends" know me the way they do.