Remember that time you were out for lunch with your clique, sippin’ on fancy drinks and gossiping about the stuff that’s been going on in your lives lately. Yeah me neither. That’s Sex and the City and basically all but my glorious life.
Growing up, I was always fascinated by the life these women were leading. They had all the designer clothes, they openly discussed their relationships and above all, they had this amazing friendship. Something I always desired. But truth is, I am much more Rory Gilmore than Carrie Bradshaw. Books were my best friends. Always! And that isn’t necessarily such a bad thing. The Gilmore girls are way better role models than the shallow and materialistic women in SATC after all.
However, there have always been moments in my life where I felt like something must be wrong with me because I’m not like these women. And boy, don’t get me wrong – it’s not like I don’t have any friends. I do!
And they’re the most amazing bunch of people in the world. I’m lucky enough to have girlfriends that I’ve known for years. And the very special one who knows more than anyone else.
The bad and the ugly.
The good and the happy.
Even more than what I post up here. And that’s a huge thing because let’s be honest – the amount of personal information that I share on my blog is almost unhealthy. :D
But then I came across this survey that concluded that half of your friends probably don’t think of you as a friend. And all I could think was, “fuck, so that means I basically only have about one and a half friends. GREAT!“. Also, there are all these other people. Sharing pictures of themselves with their BFF having a wild night out. Of their #girlsquad and their oh-so-great friendship moments. And I get jealous.
Why can’t I have that too? What the heck is wrong with me. It must be me, right?
However, that’s life, isn’t it? We’re all so different and we shouldn’t let society merge us into one big ball of fluff and uniformity. Isn’t that what makes life interesting and special. The different people we meet, their approaches to life and their beautifully weird characters. Aren’t some people just more extrovert than others? Why do I feel the need to be like everyone else instead of wanting to be the special snowflake that I am?
I have wonderful people in my life.
I might not be someone to always say it or show it openly. I’m not the one to take pictures of them to upload on social media to show the world how great my life is. Hell, some of my friends don’t even have Instagram!! But hey, newsflash – just because it’s not on Social Media that doesn’t mean it’s not there!
So this goes out to all my friends: you’re a crazy cool bunch of people and I love you very much! Oh, and if you consider me a friend of yours, please tell me so I can stop being paranoid about nobody liking me. K THANKS.
And to that very special someone, I hope you know how much you mean to me!
Always have. Always will!
What do you think about friendship ? I’d love to hear your opinion on this topic in the comments down below :)