I often find myself saying, “oh we really need to meet up soon” to my friends. Planning nights out or coffee dates isn’t as easy as it used to be. Meeting up when we were in secondary school was a breeze. We had math homework and history essays to write, but we were always on the same schedule. Classes from 8:50-3:40 and free weekends. Things are different today.
Some of us work on the weekends, others are in college, some are traveling around the world and others are full time interns.
Trying to make plans is like mission impossible now that we are… adults. (The horror of it all)
Gone are the days where we spent our pocket money on cinema tickets to see the latest Twilight movies. Today we pay bills and need to sort out taxes and work in offices. The other day I was talking about medical insurance and all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and listen to the Glee soundtrack.
I miss the simplicity of being a teenager. I miss the silly drama and the foolish fights. I miss the first crushes and the goofy parties where we took dozens of photos.
Life is more complicated and hectic now, but I think it’s important to remember that even though the days out aren’t as common and the nights out are scarce, the friendships are just as valuable.
Call your friends. Send them messages when you get a chance. Comment on their Instagram photo. Share your good news with them. Confide in them when times are tough. Do whatever you can to show them that you’ll always be there, despite the fact that sometimes life gets in the way.
“True friends are always together in spirit” – L.M Montgomery