Uncharted Friendship Waters
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I took yesterday off from blogging because one of my old college friends was in town, so we spent most of Sunday exploring Omaha, showing her around, and eating our way through some tasty places. It was great to pick up right where we left off, sharing old stories from college and new stories from our different lives in different cities.
It made me think more about friendships and how fluid friendships are when you're in your twenties. As kids, it's easy to stay friends with your besties because you're in the same school, same neighborhoods. As college students, your friends are just a campus-walk away.
As young adults, though, venturing into the adult world, adult friendships are incredibly different. Some friendships you know will last a lifetime, while others last only a season and then drift away. Major life changes happen, whether it's moving, getting married, having children, changing jobs, and these factors affect friendships in what I'm discovering are very strange ways.
I'm learning friendships are fluid, but they're also a choice and a big responsibility. Despite our technological advancements and our instant communication methods, we still find ways to drift apart. I'm also learning that when friendships naturally leave my life, I shouldn't feel guilty. Everything has a season, and some friends are bosom friends (Anne of Green Gables, anyone?) while others are brief flashes of light that last only a little while.
If you're a twenty-something, have you experienced this? I'd love to hear about some of your friendships and how they're changing. If you're older, do you remember experiencing this? Any advice for us young adults?