Today I caught up with some old friends whom I hadn’t seen in a while. Truth be told, I thought our friendship had been left in the past -not because of any drama that happened, or any feelings of dislike, but because… life.
As we grow older, our paths seem to become more divergent. We get caught up in our own things; the coffee dates, shopping sprees, girly catch ups fade into the background. Careers, partners,babies, new friends in a similar phase of life come into the foreground.
Before we know it, we haven’t spoken in days, weeks, months, years.
There are some friendships where this is the end.
There are others, where the friendship is lying dormant, to be re-kindled once the paths converge again.
There are still more where the friendship still exists, but the relationship isn’t as deep as it once was. Where it’s held together mostly by shared history and memories of good times.
Friendships are weird, varied, ever changing, and complex.
But I treasure all of them. 🙂