F R I E N D S

 

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Friends are the best. They are the perfect pick-me-up! Am I right?! So what happens when friendships drift apart? What happens when someone who was such a big part of your life is now suddenly M.I.A.? You’ve tried your best to stay in touch and stay connected but you never hear back from the person. You know how it goes… “Hey, let’s get together for coffee. I miss hanging out with you!” {*Crickets*} It almost seems like a chore for them to hang out with you and zero effort is made on their end to stay in touch. There comes a point in your life when you just have to walk away from the friendship. Know you did your best, but friendships are a two way street.

When a friendship is starting to drift apart or dissolve, I struggle big time. When this happens, I begin to think something is wrong with me, that I did something wrong. When it’s happening, it becomes somewhat unhealthy for me because I tend to beat myself up thinking that it must mean I’m not a good person, etc.,etc. I pretty much dump all over myself, picking myself apart. Not good! The reality is that nothing really major has occurred, there wasn’t a huge argument or anything. You’re just at two different places in your life, you don’t have much in common anymore, life just gets busier and hectic. It’s such a shame, though, that certain people who were once your closest friends feel like complete strangers now. As much as I have tried to stay in touch, I have just now come to terms with the fact that some friendships just don’t continue into the next chapter of our lives for whatever reason. Some friendships just run their course and phase out. As sad as that may be, I know I will continue to have nothing but love for those long lost friends and the memories I’ve shared with them…but life moves on and at the end of the day, there’s still some pretty amazing people left standing beside you.

I will say that the friendships that have fizzled out have only made me more grateful and appreciative of the ones that remain. I absolutely love the friendships where time nor distance have any affect on the relationship. You just pick up right where you left off. I also love the surprise friendships. The ones you never saw coming. Maybe you weren’t friends a few years ago, but today you are and you can’t imagine your life without that person. There are also those ride or die friends who no matter what, and I mean…NO MATTER WHAT, will always be by your side. The friends who have seen us at our absolute worst and still love us, faults and all. They’re the friends that overlook your broken fence and admire your garden. I’m truly blessed to have such amazing friendships. I would not be where I am or who I am today without these wonderful humans. What do you say we continue to celebrate the awesome friends who are still here. You know, the friends that have turned into family, the ones who have stuck around when we hit our rock bottom. I mean, how lucky are we to have friends like that!?!

As always, thank you for taking the time to read. To all of my friends {in case I don’t tell you enough} I love you. Thank you for being my friend. Have a great week everybody…be kind to yourself.

 

-Ange

3 comments

  1. Heidi says:

    Love this! Us small business owners are more alike than not! You are a wonderful writer and strong woman… Probably stronger than you know💜

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