It's Friday again--- these weeks really do fly by. Friday is a toss up for me, I love being out of the office for a couple days but I get so bored when I'm not there. In college it was different, I had several roommates and easy access to great friends. I never thought moving back home would be so hard. I'm so antsy all the time-- with nothing to ever do.
For the past 5 years or so I was surrounded with people my age, with the same interests and responsibilities. This past year and a half or more has showed me that life doesn't slow down for anyone. I have friends all over the state--- some of which I rarely am even in contact with anymore. I hate to even look at old pictures-- it makes me emotional and sad.
I was just talking my friend Annette briefly this morning on how hard it is to have "long distance friendships". It's easy to keep in touch through facebook and texts but nothing is the same as being in person. Right now, I'm at a point in my life where I need my girlfriends (and Adam) again. It's hard being a young mommy, without other friends who are dealing with the same issues. I miss having ideas to bounce off of someone--- Don't get me wrong, having a husband is great but it's just different. You know what I'm saying, right?
Today, while I've been aimlessly sitting at my desk, I've realized that nothing can replace a true friendship. I'm yearning for those connections again. I am missing friends from school and home and family near and far.
Change is change-- its going to come and 'change' us all. I'm learning to deal with the fact that each of us have been dealt different cards, with different agendas, daycare schedules, and 3rd shifts--- but nothing replaces a friendship. New and old, I want you all to know how much I did and still do love you :) My goal is to become a better friend, keep in touch with current friends and reconnect with old. Life is too short, God has his plans... A weekend thought to ponder on.
ONE love. Abby