Sunday, April 06, 2008

That's What Friends Are For

Hey everyone! This weekend so far has been great. I've been meaning to share this with you so here it is.

A couple of weeks ago, two friends of mine that just got married last year came by and gave us a housewarming gift.

Aren't they sweet? Some lovely Jiffy from Lion Brand Yarns. I'm thinking this shall become another crochet blanket (maybe for when they have their first baby in a couple years, who knows). However, the framed scrapbook page was most meaningful to me mainly because it shows that our friends took the time in being thoughtful of their gift to us. In other words, we were worth their time. It almost makes me cry thinking about it.

Receiving their gift made me think about growing up and moving on. As you all know, I just graduated from college last year. Though that was a great time in my life, in terms of my career, nothing exciting has happened since. It makes me sad, but all I can do is send my resume out to prospective employers and hope for the best.

But then I talk to my friends and they tell me things like, "We're getting married" or "I'm going for a job interview in New York and I'm hoping they hire me." In other words, people are growing up and moving on, and I'm having a hard time coping with it.

I mean logically speaking, I know that getting married to the love of your life and starting a new career is exciting and good for everyone. But still, deep down inside, I just wish we could all be together forever. The comfort of having a strong group of friends around you all the time is really enticing but that will never happen. Life is too dynamic for that and change is inevitable.

Has this ever happened to any of you guys? How did you deal with separating from all your college friends or moving on from one place to the next in your life? As you can see, I'm going through a transitional phase in my life and I guess I need some assurance from someone, somewhere.

And this is where the sad-fest ends. I hope I didn't bring you all down today.

1 comment:

noblinknits said...

Life is about change and cycles. It's in nature and the seasons and however good we have it at one point, we have to accept that change happens and that better things are coming. You'll stay in contact with some people and you'll meet new people and it will all enrich your life. It can be unsettling when your peers are doing things that you're not (for me it was either having babies or breaking up that would unsettle me) and that is fine too as it helps you to question what you're doing at the moment and keep working towards what's best for you and the things that make you happy.

Okay, I only had 5 hours sleep last night.

love and hugs