Growing up, I always felt that I had trouble making and maintaining friendships. To this day, it is something that I internally struggle with on the daily. I think to myself “am I being a good friend?” “do they care about me as much as I care about them?” etc.
I’m writing about this because I know I am not the only person that feels this way. It is an uncomfortable topic to talk about, but I feel like it is important.
So like I said, friendships always made me anxious. I wanted the people I admired and wanted to be friends with to want the same things from me. Sometimes, I got lucky and those friendships stuck, sometimes they didn’t.
I’m talking about this because as I get older, the real ones are there. As we get older, we develop into who we are meant to be, we move away from home, we start new jobs, we aren’t so afraid to be our true selves anymore. And all of that is SO AMAZING and SO EXCITING!
Especially in our early 20’s, everyone is in such different parts of life. Some are in school, some are in different countries, some are engaged, some are starting completely new journeys, some have really changed (which is not a bad thing). Accepting all of these things and empowering each other is what I feel this stage of life is all about. We are all so caught up in this world we live in, and the true ones will stand by your side, support you, cheer you on, and be true and honest with you.
I have said this before, I am no guru, but I thought maybe a little reminder might inspire you to reach out to someone you might not have spoken to in a while, maybe even years. You never know what someone is going through, even a text can completely change their day.
If you can’t tell, my love language out of the 5 is “words of affirmation” 🙂
OR tell the people closest to you that you love and appreciate them for sticking around even through the hard times. Relationships are what bring the most joy into life. This interaction and support is what fuels only positivity into your life. Stay true to one another.
I seriously don’t mean to sound like I’m telling you what to do or that I am all-knowing. All I try to do on this blog of mine is speak from experience. Life can be hard and also wonderful, and by speaking through all of those things, even the bad, I hope to reach someone one day and help them realize that they are not alone. That they are powerful and beautiful no matter what they go through. I hope I could help 🙂
Stay curious & kind,