Long Distance Friendship
From a book my friend gave me
I'm jetlagged and feeling unwell as I'm writing this. In fact, I've been feeling unwell for a week now but I've been ignoring whatever that my body's feeling so that I can get through the week. I was in UK for a couple of weeks thus the absence from my blog.
It's funny because I mentioned in my last blog post that I won't be travelling for a while... life's full of surprises isn't it? Those 3 weeks away was just what I needed to get me feeling buzzed about life again. I was reunited with my best friends from uni and that's always a good thing.
Although we talk everyday via WhatsApp, it's just not the same as meeting someone in person. My friends always make it a point to buy me a gift whenever I come to UK and without fail they always get me things that I love; silly little trinkets and books.
My trip to UK this time round reminded me of the beauty of friendship. Being able to connect with someone on a spiritual and intellectual level can have a positive impact on your life. It can help you grow as a person and in my experience, sometimes they give you the push you need to achieve great things.
Although sometimes I feel that life would be much simpler had the internet and social media not be invented, I'm grateful that it has kept the bond between my friends and I quite strong. Our daily exchange of voice notes, stupidly captioned selfies and internet memes make us feel as if we're really just down the street from each other.
Entering early adulthood can be quite nerve-wrecking. Like embarking on a journey, you always want to know you're heading in the right direction but with life it's a little tricky. You don't really get a map to navigate through it. Heck, do you even know where you're headed?
But when you've good (and very supportive) friends who's on the same boat as you, it does give you that confidence knowing that someone is going through the same thing. It's funny, when I first came to the UK I never thought I'd leave with friends who would become my sisters.
I didn't think I'd meet people who'd change my life forever but that's
what happened. Good things do happen when you least expect it. Trust me.