Friendship, Friendship, Just the Perfect Blendship

It wasn’t until recently that I began to realize the beauty and importance of good friends in my life. When I was away, I loved being alone – indeed, it was much needed. But my eyes were also opened to how much I am loved and cherished by the wonderful souls I call friends and family.

Being somewhat of a lone wolf, I never realized the impact my relationships had on me. But a major reason I became so unhappy in NYC in the past year was because the closest friends I had were leaving – for good. I felt abandoned and adrift. But you know a wonderful thing I learned while traveling solo through SEA? There are always new friends waiting to be made!

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Acquaintances with whom to share adventures for a day,

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Kindred spirits with the same morals and interests,

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People who pique your fancy for whatever reason,

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Those with your same brand of crazy.

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Coming back was bittersweet, and I nearly forgot my newly learned lesson. I was saddened by and resented my friends leaving me, and had almost decided to become petty and obstinate, refusing to make new friends simply out of spite. But Life has a way of throwing things and people at you just at the time you need them most, and I found myself suddenly surrounded by fantastic and intriguing new people, and absolutely smothered in love and companionship by old friends happy to have me back in their lives.

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To say I’m blessed is an understatement.

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About juliamenn

Performer. Artist. Author. Lover of food and travel. Animal enthusiast. Avid reader. Globe-trotter.
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2 Responses to Friendship, Friendship, Just the Perfect Blendship

  1. Nancy says:

    So glad to read this post!!

    Like

  2. Tim Owens says:

    I’m really glad you realized you could use your traveling skills right here at home. Re-entry can be even harder than the travel itself. Keep on truckin! :))

    Like

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