Last weekend I went home again and went hiking at Crystal Cove with my friends, and also got to reunite with my best friend, who goes to college all they way in NorCal. Not being able to go to school with her and just hang out with her in between classes is pretty weird, but after all that we’ve survived together, it seems like our friendship can withstand pretty much anything and everything. I’ve definitely had my fears prior to coming to college of the friendships I would maintain in high school and the friendships I would make in college, but going back home and seeing how all of my friends have still managed to stay the same while still growing is so reassuring.
Of course, everyone changes, but that’s just an inevitable part of growing up and there’s nothing particularly good or bad about change in general-if you change for the better, well than that’s good for your personal growth. And if you change for the worse, well, that’s good for your growth too. You make mistakes along the way and that’s just how we learn as human beings, even if it’s a lesson learned the hard way-at the cost of hurting others, losing friends, not taking care of yourself, etc. I think one reason why so many people are afraid of losing their friends or just lose friends along the way is mainly due to the fact that they don’t want things to change-I know that I’ve definitely felt this way and have also drifted from friends because of this. Nonetheless, I’ve also had to learn to embrace this change. Are there changes that my friends have gone through that I don’t necessarily like? Yes. But at the same time, sometimes being friends means you have to overlook those flaws and changes, and that’s one of the biggest things that I’ve had to go through myself coming to college.
This, right here, is my best friend. Ta-dah!
Does this place look familiar? If you read my other posts, you’ll probably recognize this place from here.
Some bro-love going on here.
Right along the coast of the beautiful, beautiful California coast.
Without these people in my life, along with many others, I don’t know how I would have survived through school, stress, homework, emotions, and just life in general. Everyday I am just so thankful that these people were put in my life and have stayed.
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ~Gail Sheehy
Have a lovely day ♥