Now I know this quote is a little cliché, but honestly this week I felt that it rang true for me. This time last year I was well into my second full week of classes during my senior year of college, living only minutes away from my closest friends. Today I have friends in Washington D.C., Harrisburg, Atlanta, NYC, Seattle and even Armenia, just to name a few. Although I am not living even remotely near most of my closest friends our friendships have not suffered. With all the different types of technology it is easy to keep tabs on friends. However, friendships rely on so much more than Facebook like and Twitter retweets. I am lucky to have friendships where both people are willing to put the time and energy into our friendships. We don’t have to talk everyday or even every week, but I still know that we have a solid friendship. One of my friends and I hadn’t talked most of the summer but when she called I dropped everything to talk to her. I think there is something to be said of friendships that always pick up where they left off, as if nothing had changed.
Currently each of my friends is trying to determine their next step and is on the path towards their career goals. However, even though we are all working towards our future we still make time for each other. Having long distance friendships are not easy, (and I will reveal in a later post how I keep in touch with these friends!) but it is certainly worthwhile. I know that whenever I need a friend, I can pick up the phone at any hour of the day and call my closest friends, and they will be there for me. Friendships are work, but for those friends who know every part of you and still love you for who you are, it is always worth it.