My friend got married yesterday (yea, the one from the engagement pics). And she was my first friend to actually get married too, so just thinking about that sorta puts the whole “growing up” thing into perspective. Like, we’re all 25 now and we’re moving on with life. All of my friends have graduated from undergrad and most are pursuing or finished with grad school. The ones that are dating are in committed, long-term relationships. I’m just blessed to be surrounded by maturing and growing individuals that aren’t getting ratchet on the weekends or into trivial altercations only to be seen on trashy VH1 reality programming.
As a senior in high school, I remember lowkey freaking out because I thought that I would never hear from “my friends” again. Then, I heard about this thing called Facebook (work with me, this was in early 2005). I signed up and by the beginning of freshman year, the majority of my graduating class was on there as well. I felt some sort of ease that everyone was just a click away. Time continues to go on, as it does, and social media became more of a presence in our lives which created a catch 22. I mean, on one hand, it takes nothing to remember someone’s birthday and shoot them a quick message or to see how so and so is doing, but also, it adds more value to phone calls, emails, and face-to-face interactions. Out of all the people I associated with in high school, I probably stayed in touch with only five throughout college. And after college, I probably talk to five to seven people on a semi-regular basis. What I didn’t realize as a teenager was that as time moves on, your circle gets smaller and communication isn’t as frequent. Our lives become more family-centric and we won’t have as much time to socialize like we used to, however, when we do, we value those moments.
I’m not sure why I wrote this but maybe someone else does. In other words, good night.