When her girlfriends call her up for a spontaneous adventure, she won’t tell them that she is having a movie night with bae, she will put on a pair of skinny jeans and say, “What time?”
They don’t hold back from delivering the truth. Your blunt friend should be able deliver news sans theatrics.
You feel weirdly obligated to interact with other people since she’s no longer available for weekly activities. This in turn brings you to the sad realization that the term “social circle” is really just code for “I basically have one friend.”
Everyone else seemed to be getting on well enough. Yet here I was: sitting on my ass barely able to make it out of bed most days. This wasn’t my first time dealing with death. I had known my grandma, track coach, former teammate, and one of my best friend’s dad to die. So I kept asking myself why I didn’t feel so strongly about them.
Even if it’s a nano-second, one small look from your BFF and suddenly, you understand everything. It’s kind of like you have this badass superpower, all telepathic and shit. Your eyes lock and BAM, you know what they’re thinking. You’ve basically had an entire conversation within a few seconds.
14. Be excellent to each other.
Expecting us to adjust our perspective every time we encounter struggles so that we right away place ourselves in the shoes of someone who’s less fortunate isn’t practical. All we know is all we experience in our own lives. And yes, this may be limited but it is being human and it’s an inevitable limitation.
Your friends will be the best investment you could make in your development, awareness, aptitude, and love of life. They will make you rethink your privilege. Choose to make your circle as colorful and cultural as possible and you’ll be a better person because of it.
I learned that I don’t care what you think of me, but more importantly what I know about myself. I know that I’m better off in so many ways, and I know that I’m even better by not knowing you. I know that I am someone fully capable of loving from the depths of my soul because I still love the one who broke my heart so many times.
I have no idea where I will end up next, but for the first time in my life I am excited to wake up in the morning. Strive to have the life you have always wanted. Remember to take your happiness into consideration. You are important. Be brave.