“Great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.” – Unknown
It gets difficult to spend time with friends when we’re constantly busy and don’t have school as a way to see our friends as often as we’d like. Once we graduate, we gain that diploma, but sometimes we feel like we lost something else: our friends. It’s not a loss, it’s a change.
We think we’re losing something because we don’t see our best friend at 3 on Tuesday’s anymore. We can’t spontaneously ask someone to grab lunch and ditch class, or meet up for lunch before class if we’re good students. 😉
It’s a shift to go from school to a busy life. We’re used to having our friends around more frequently, but we’re all getting busier and busier. Some of us won’t stay close to where we were during our college years, and we may never see some of the best people we met again.
I know a lot of my friends are scattered and we either live too far or have incredibly conflicting schedules. Some of my best friends have been moving all over the place and it’s felt like a loss lately. I don’t get to see them as often, but that doesn’t mean I’m losing them.
It’s a change. We aren’t losing anything except the ability to constantly meet up in person. We can stay in touch and actively sustain the friendship through communication. It’s the friends we see after a long time who make it feel like no time has passed who are the best.