Day 9 — Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
I’m an emotional person by nature and cry easily. I sat down to think about who fits this description in my life and the list is endless because I don’t like parting with special people.
Sidenote: if you’re in my life, you’re special to me. I don’t make time for anyone who isn’t at the very top of my list, because I have so little free time outside of work and the bulk goes to my babies.
I’m sad when anyone drifts away, and I never want to let anyone go. If I collected you in the first place, it’s because I saw something beautiful in you and want to spend those few hours available, being your friend.
I don’t have casual friendships. You’re either a close friend or an acquaintance, and unlike my love life, my friends are incredible. I am so blessed to have so many amazing women and men in my life who fill it with laughter and love. My friends are the cream of the crop and I don’t know how I ever got so lucky.
So when one drifts away, I’m just as heartbroken as losing my favorite lover. I’m still friends with my elementary bestie and keep my friendship alive via telephone with my favorite girlfriend who moved to Arizona.
People only drift away if you don’t make an effort to stop them. I’ve been guilty of being too busy and too stressed to be a good friend in the last year and I have watched a few friendships fade. It’s sometimes unavoidable as a single mother, and I have to admit that I tend to shut people out when I’m really depressed. You have to be a good friend in order to have them, and I’m really looking forward to summer and having more time to be the friend they deserve too.