Diary, recent events in my life and a few others have made me realize how lucky I really am to have the people in my life that I do. I never really appreciated them until recently when I was reflecting on some past events.
When I was growing up I couldn’t wait until I left my home town. I couldn’t imagine anything worse than staying there and living the rest of my life in the same place. Once I left I never looked back, granted I didn’t go very far but NYC compared to bum-frack Long Island was my dream come true. Due to a series of unfortunate events and moving around a bit I landed right back where I started. I won’t lie I wasn’t very happy about it at first and after a while I thought I had made a huge mistake. I wanted to pick up and disappear but while partying a lot and reconnecting with a few ladies I hadn’t really spoken to since high school graduation I realized there was a cosmic reason for me moving back to my hometown. I managed to flush out a lot of the drama, immaturity and unnecessary clutter that I had collected along the way. Once I was finished cleaning house I realized an unexpected outcome, I had acquired the some amazing people in my life and although I had known some of them forever we had a different bond, a closer one. I realized I didn’t really need all of those randoms to party with or feel social about. They really weren’t friends anyway and to be honest I didn’t really like them either.
Now I have a small handful of friends that I have picked up along my journey, that have been there with me through thick and thin and I the same. These few people mean the world to me and I don’t know what I would do with out them. They have helped shape my ideas about friendship. Before I would be friends with anyone and go out of my way only to be disappointed and taken advantage of. Now I feel I am a stronger woman and person because of these people. There is a saying “A man who is friends with everyone is a friend to no one”. I think that is true. I am happy with my small circle and I wouldn’t change any of them for the world. We are respectful, honest, caring and help each other reach our goals which is think are the basic essentials with any relationship in life.
Enough of this mushy-ness if you are one of my very few friends you know who you are and you know I love you soo much and am greatful for all you do!!
If you aren’t make sure to remind the people in your life you love them today too!! Just because!