Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Start of Friendships

Friendships are a hard road to navigate. You meet someone and you instantly become friends. You start talking to them more, you hang out with them, you go to lunch, you go on vacations, and soon they are the person you tell everything to. However, looking back you think, how did we get so close? How did a simple hello turn into you becoming someone that I tell everything to, that I do everything with, and that is now one of my best friends, almost family.

The cliche is that friendships are the family you get to choose. However, when you look back on how you met and how your relationship has developed, did you choose the friendship or did the universe around you choose it for you. Looking at it, you can choose to walk away, heck maybe you even have before, but you have moved past it and built your relationship back up to friendship again. The universe is the reason behind the friendship.

Without the universe drawing you two close enough to say a simple hello, you would have never become the friends you are now. You would have never even have met. This is the beginning of a love story of friends, but not in that lovey dovey way, but in the I care about you enough to watch you cry at 2am and eat a whole gallon of ice cream with you type way.

Friendships start and we don't even realize it half the time. Instead, you look back and can't think of a time you weren't that close to someone. You look back and you can't imagine not having them in your life and if faced with that, you don't know what you would do with yourself.

My friends are some of the best, I may be a little bias here, but oh well. They are there through thick and thin, just like I am for them. However, looking back, I don't really know how we formed our friend circle. It is made up of people, that maybe wouldn't have ever been put into the same room if we hadn't let the universe do its job. So in the end are friends the family we choose or are they the people the universe chooses to put into our lives and see if we accept them?

You never know, but in the end you choose if they stay or go, but most of the time you don't even realize you made the choice for them to stay, it just happens. And other times you don't even realize you made the choice for them to go, it just happens.

The universe has a funny way of shaping our lives even if we don't know it. We think we are making our own decisions, but in the end we had a little guidance.

Do you remember how most of your friendships started? Or was it more of a hello and in the blink of an eye you're at where you are now in your relationship with them?

This definitely won't be the last post about friendships, so tune in for more.


  1. This is such a beautiful post! x

  2. This is such a sweet and thought provoking post, thank you for sharing! I can't wait to read more of your friendship posts!

    Amy x

    1. Thank you! I had a lot of fun writing it. I can't wait to share more!