There comes a time in life when you are put into a situation with people you don’t know. There’s no way around it. Whether it’s a new job, a new sports team, a new city or a new school…you will get thrown into a group of unfamiliar faces at some point whether you like it or not.
For me the idea of this was intoxicating. I always considered myself to be a friendly and outgoing girl. I loved meeting new people. I loved learning about their life. I thought making new friends would be easy.
I thought making new friends was easy until I realized my stubborn self was more than content with the best friends I already had. I already have these girls’ names and sizes down for bridesmaid dresses for crying out loud.
I’m sure I could make new friends… if I wanted to go through the first couple weeks of forceful conversation while filling in every silence with a random fact about my five-year-old nephew or an embarrassing story of my tomboy years.
But I don’t want to make new friends. I have an amazing group of people that already know everything there is to know about my five-year-old nephew…and unfortunately were there to witness or were apart of my tomboy stage.
It’s both a blessing and a curse to grow up in a beautiful town with beautiful people. I spent all my adolescent years with a group of girls and boys who I wouldn’t trade for the world. There’s something about the friends you make from your hometown that can never be replaced.
It’s the fact that you can walk into their house and be greeted by parents and family members that know just as much about you as your own family does. Or all the memories of night spent in each other’s basements listening to secrets you would keep for a lifetime…or playing Americas Next Top Model (all evidence of that has been deleted). You grow up with these people and you go through life with these people. They know everything because they have been there beside me for everything. I don’t want to replace them or make new ones.
Meeting new people is great. You learn new things and create lifelong friendships. It’s just close to impossible to do when you already know you have the best friends a girl could ask for. Like Drake said…no new friends. He gets me.