I have a few friends that no matter how long it's been since we've talked our lives always seem to be running the same course. Do you have those types of friends? Our successes, fears, relationships, career growth, and next steps are almost always eerily parallel. And when we do find time to connect via FaceTime or in person, there's a sudden rush of relief that oh someone else gets it and that someone is one of my best friends. I had one of those types catch ups last week in NYC and I couldn't help leave thinking, why the heck do I let so much time go by.
But then I let it go by again; sometimes life just gets in the way. I think that's just that nature of the beast in maintaining adult friendships. The best of friends are those who no matter how much time has passed, it feels like it was just yesterday when we talked last. And isn't that the best feeling? But with these particular girlfriends, it’s not only that feeling but also the comfort and security in knowing someone else is celebrating finding the one or is also laying awake thinking about whether to go for that promotion or is also questioning a major life change at the very same time you are.
I suppose when I really think about it, the comfort is in knowing that the universe put us all on like paths and at one point in time, those paths crossed so we could become friends as if it were meant to be. It's pretty moving to think about how those paths will continue to run parallel and how I ought to be taking a more active role in ensuring the paths intersect more often.
Just some food for thought today :) I’ll be back to fake tans and outfits of the day in no time.
(edited by me)