We are nearing the end of this blog post series, but don’t put on your sad faces just yet! I was thinking it might be fun to squeeze in a bonus post after day seven. Do I have it in me? We shall see!
If you didn’t have time to read the previous post, click here; and if you liked it, please share it with a friend. With that in mind, keep scrolling for a few words of advice on friendship.
“Don’t forsake your community/friend group.”
“Choose people who choose you.”
Finding your people as an adult is hard.
While many enjoy the benefits of lifelong friendships, many others start over as the result of a move or some other life transition. I get it. Things happen and friends are not always available; but I also know first-hand what it feels like to watch friends disappear during their dating phase or when something challenging happens.
If you’ve been on the receiving end of this type of behavior, then be the type of friend you wish to have in your life. Don’t abandon the people who chose you long before a significant other entered the picture. Don’t let the pressures of life consume you so much that you isolate yourself from the people who carried you through.
Yes, some friendships are not meant to last forever, but don’t abandon friendships prematurely because someone or something new comes along. Everyone needs friends who they can count on, and effort must come from both ends.
Cultivate friendships that stand the test of time; and when life happens, lead by example and stay connected.
Don’t be out here doing the least.