“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” Muhammad Ali
Of the many things that college promises you, almost every last one of them talks about the life long friendships you will make, or as I like to call them: lifers.
I like to believe at least some of these friendships are lifers, but there are few guarantees. How do you determine how much you should be reaching out versus them reaching out? Sometime there are long periods of not talking because life gets crazy busy, and sometimes those long periods of not talking can never be made up. I do know right now some of my friends have already stated their lifer status. We’re all going in a hundred different directions, but no matter what happens we intend to stay friends. I also know though that there were people I was friends with back in my freshmen and sophomore year; we thought we’d still be great friends come senior year, but I don’t even talk to them on Facebook, let alone, spend real time with them.
Friendships, more than most things, shift a lot during college. I wonder how things will go with my friendships over the next weeks, months, years. I’ve always had the people in my life when I’ve needed them, I’m trusting that God will provide throughout my life. I just hope what my school always said about life long friends is true. I do miss being able to see my friends every single day, but I trust even with all the changes going on in our lives right now we will remain friends for the rest of our lives.
Cause you know at least one thing they promised about college should be true.