This is for the girlfriends we forget to thank. The ones who have been there for us since day one and will always stand by our side, no matter what life throws in the way.
I’ve been thinking about soulmates again. And I think soulmates do exist, but not in the be all, end all, love only one-person kind of way.
If my friends were so vastly different, and yet I felt equally comfortable with each and everyone one of them, who did that make me? Was I subconsciously pretending to be someone that I wasn’t in order to fit in, or did each persona that I embodied truly reflect a portion of my personality?
Keep calm. Don’t try to force your growth onto them. Everyone has their own journey. Protect your own but also respect theirs, don’t stuff your enlightenment down their throats. Agree to live with differences.
Know your tribe, those people who’ll raise you up when it’s the hardest, make you laugh so hard it hurts and make you smile.
People may start to distance themselves from you. It’s scary.
I refuse to let you be alone in this. I refuse to give up on you, and I’ll be damned if I let what someone else did draw the ending to these chapters we have been forced into.
But what happens when your significant other rises above all expectations, and it still feels like you’re somehow settling? How do you explain that you’re choosing to let go of a perfectly good partner in search for something greater?
Thank you for showing me what it’s like to be the kind of person who knows when a relationship is no longer worth saving even if you love the other person.
The Perpetually Single Friend: Good for needing an excuse to get dressed up and hit the club. Bad for deep conversations, work events.