Friendship is a topic that has actually been on my mind a lot lately. It’s something that I definitely took for granted when I was younger, but as an adult has become rather difficult. Since I always relied on school or my youth group to develop friendships organically, I have never really learned how to work at making friends. And, I honestly have never been very skilled at keeping friends long term. I like to think that it’s not because my formerly close friends began hating me (if you disagree, please don’t tell me – I’m better off not knowing), but rather just that time and distance naturally caused us to grow apart. And, once enough time has gone by, I typically lack the confidence to reach out and re-connect with old friends.
I should probably accept that I’ll never be Lily with a Marshall, Ted, Robin and Barney to hang out with every night at the same bar (a “How I Met Your Mother” reference for those of you who are pop culture clueless). But, I’m learning to be okay with that. I am definitely more appreciative of the friends that I have and really enjoy making new ones. And, at least I have my Marshall (aka Charles shown above). 🙂