In the ebbs and flows of life, it's ok to accept that some friendships are not forever
Very thought provoking!
I have been thinking plenty about friendships, lost friends and new friends. In the last couple of years - and not because of Covid, I have felt an ever bigger desire to spend time by myself (always been a bit of a loner). This, of course, comes with being realistic about friendships and who the important people in your life are.
I moved away from my home country when I was 19. While the very strong friendships I had forged throughout my childhood and adolescence, remained as they were for a few years, I can definitely sense a shift. It has been going on for a few years now, but is becoming starker and starker. As much as we resist change -- I think I am quite good at change, actually - it is inevitable. The natural response is to keep hold but sometimes it is the worst thing we can do. For ourselves and the other person.
Thank you for sharing..
It’s so interesting to me so many people write a out friends and friendship lately. I think, it’s been on our minds more ever since Covid. At least, that’s what I have experienced. Friendships, and their ebb and flows, can at times be difficult and while I mourn some of my “lost” friendships, I’m also super grateful for the ones I have.
Such a beautiful, poignant, heart-aching post, Sarah - it resonates on so many levels. Friendships can be tricky to navigate and maintain - I'm sad to have lost contact with some of my friends, but grateful to still have some on my team. You've really made me think about moving forward with some of this. Thank you.