I’m sure that I’m not alone in this and that everyone has suffered a friendship break-up at least once in their life. I feel friendships can sometimes be more complicated than a relationship.
I have so many great memories from friend groups over the years, especially within my hometown. Great night outs, fun trips away, confiding in one another about everything but sometimes you drift away. Travelling really opened my eyes and I got to experience lots of different cultures and meet a variety of different people. I realised that I didn’t know who I truly was and that this experience was going to help me discover who and what I wanted to be. It’s fair to say that when I returned to the UK I was a different person and I wasn’t quite ready to leave my travelling adventures behind.
Although I absolutely loved travelling, I missed out on so much with my friendship groups back in the UK that I felt very much out of the loop when I got back. Everyone was ready to settle down and start families and I was looking at a travel map again to see where I wanted to go next. After all my travels were over, I decided I wanted to settle down with my fiancé back in the UK and although we chose not to live in my hometown, we were only a 20-minute train journey away. Even though we all made an effort to stay in touch, I think it was obvious that we had all changed.
Even though I have suffered friendship break-ups, that doesn’t mean I have forgotten all the amazing times we had, and I will always treasure my memories with all my friends. That is why time is so important, we are only on this earth once, so you have to make it count. There’s no room for regrets and although we all make mistakes, we learn from them. Don’t worry so much about how people perceive you, just be happy and get rid of all the negativity in your life.
Over the last few years I have learned that no matter what we do, people are going to judge you and that for me can sometimes be hard. When you hear people talking shit about you behind your back when they are meant to be a good friend, it’s really not cool. I have learned to try and rise above all the drama, as I just don’t have time for it in my life anymore. The moral of the story guys is surround yourself with good people, don’t take life for granted and just enjoy every single minute.
In the end you will always find out who your true friends are.