Friendships are funny things. You just meet another human, often by way of chance, decide you like each other and then continue to meet. There’s no pressure or obligation to form a genuine friendship it either happens or it doesn’t. Sometimes you grow apart and sometimes you grow closer together. There’s a variety of friendships. School friends, friends of friends, work friends, mum friends, hobby friends, family friends… But the best part is that it’s more often than not, organic and genuine. Family are great, but ultimately you are kinda thrown together with an unwritten obligation to tolerate each other regardless of whether or not you actually like one another simply because you are ‘family’.
We all have different friends that cater for different needs. The friend you call in a crisis, the pal you meet up with and vent over dinner, the buddy who just makes life that little bit easier just by existing, the one who makes you laugh and the one who will always have your back. One of my favourite types of friendships are the ones that are timeless. The people who you can go months without talking to, years without seeing, but when you reunite it’s like no time has passed. The ones who are open and pure without boundaries. This type of friendship is the type that I’m lucky enough to share with my uni pals.
Logistically, it’s very tricky for us to meet up as we all live on different continents and lead completely different lives. But throw us together and we chat for hours, share similar views and have our own humour. It’s great. I love how openly we talk and that we trust each other implicitly. My gal pals are such warm, welcoming people and I love, love, love it when we can catch up.
The two days that I was in Boston, we ate lots of food, shopped and chatted pretty much the whole time and it was blimmin’ brilliant. I got to explore the city a little, but I wasn’t really bothered about getting under Boston’s skin. I just wanted to enjoy the time with my friends because it’s such a rarity for the three of us.
I’m so glad that we managed to meet up properly and I can’t wait until we can do it all again.
Do you have any long distance friendships?