I had to take a break from writing due to some, really, unforeseen circumstances. I’m not entirely sure I’m back for good, but the good news is… I’m back for now.
Recently, an old friend of mine contacted me to catch up. He and I used to be quite close, but to be honest, we drifted apart. I ended up cutting communications in the end due to the fact I Felt as if I was being brought down instead of brought up when I talked to him. This wasn’t necessarily his fault. It was a personality difference. I’m not one to go out and change the world with grand gestures, and he is. He viewed my life as boring, and in the way he spoke to me, not good enough. I broke things off, and we went our separate ways until the other night.
He informed me that he read my “boring blog” and he kept up with me as best he could and he didn’t understand how my life was doing so much better without him. I didn’t want to say, it isn’t because you’re not in my life now. It’s because you have been in my life.
My friends have taught me a great many things. The friendships I’ve had that have broken up and gone their own way have taught me just as much (if not more), than friendships that I still keep. Through my friends I’ve learned that Facebook is evil, and we shouldn’t depend on it. I’ve learned that if you constantly view your life as what you should be doing to make it better, you forget to enjoy what’s actually good right now. I’ve learned that I’m not very good at forgiveness, but I need to get better (and I’m trying).
The list is exponential, it’s a shame to think that when these people come and go from our lives that they don’t make some change, some difference. Looking back, it’s good to see that they have.