“Friends can break your heart too” is a song lyric I heard recently which inspired me to write this post – I’ve never heard something more true. I’ve actually never been happier in my life than I am in this moment, but that’s taken a while and I’ve had to come out of the other side of some down times over the last few years.
When you leave school at 16 and go onto college with a bunch of your best friends you think you are going to stick together forever, through everything. I’m not saying this isn’t true, because in some cases it definitely is – I just know all too well that it isn’t always so simple. As we grow up, everyone grows into their own person, have their own personalities, likes and dislikes and choices. As I grew up, I found I no longer had the connections that I thought I did with some of my friends, for a variety of different reasons. We wanted different things from life, expected different things from each other and had slowly grown apart – even if it had happened subconsciously. Over the many years, I have definitely had more heartbreaks from friends than I have anything else and for a while I began to wonder whether it was something I was doing?
Making the effort, being a good listener and caring were all of my personal traits which I thought made me a good friend and it took me a while to realise it was just life taking me on a different path, which they were not going to be a part of. The quicker I learnt this the quicker I could move on to bigger and better things. So having gone through this and come out of the other side happier than ever – what has this life lesson taught me?
I am unbelievably lucky to know who my true friends are because of all of this and the people who would genuinely be there for me through thick and thin. These type of things make you closer with other people in your life. My friends mean the absolute world to me and I would be lost without them – they know who they are. It’s not necessarily about how much you see someone, how much they text you or when you last saw them, as long as you know who is important to you and will always be there for you, that’s what counts.
I absolutely LOVE making new friends and having that friendship that you know is real despite how long you’ve known someone for – knowing someone your whole life doesn’t necessarily mean they are supposed to be your friend! Friends are literally some of the best people to have around you and I look forward to my future and the opportunities I take which lead to more friendship making! Starting this blog has definitely been one of these!
I love my friends and I’ll always make time for the people in my life that matter the most to me. I never hold a grudge against someone who was once my friend but is now not in my life – I wish them all the best in life. This took a lot for me to post (I know I’m getting personal again) but I feel it’s something people shy away from talking about, but I rarely shy away from anything – this is my ‘honest’ side coming out! I hope you enjoyed reading, my comments are always open for a discussion about anything I post. Have you ever struggled with friends or do you just want to make a shout out to your favourite people? Go ahead…
Don’t forget to like and follow my blog if you are enjoying my honest side – I’ll be writing several posts! Follow me over on my social media by the links below too! Thank you for taking the time to read… Sending love to my friends, your friends and the blogging community!