A Word From Spain
During my high school years, I realized that I lived in the moment. Not because I did crazy things while screaming CARPE DIEM (although I probably should have), but because of my friends.
I feel bad to say this, but I am really bad with keeping friends with people I don’t see regularly. It’s not that I forget them, but ebb and flow of daily life makes me lose track of how long it has been since I have talked to them. Then all of a sudden, it’s been months since I’ve talked to them, and talking to them is awkward because I have no idea what’s going on in their lives.
One of these moments happened the other day from my friend who went to Spain.
To give a little background: my friend chose to go to Spain after she graduated from high school and attend college there. We were pretty close and she called me one of her best friends. Then of course, after first semester of not really talking that much, winter break came. She came back to Texas for 2-3 days, and I messaged a few people who I knew would hang out with her and asked them to contact me so I could hang out with them. And they never did.
Kinda bugged me a bit, but it wasn’t entirely their fault. During the first semester, they had all somehow kept contact and were knowledgeable about one-another’s lives while I had drifted out of the picture. However, I did TRY to keep in contact. Malia has this ongoing fb message with her friends about what happened during her day, and I TRIED doing that with my friends, but that failed…
ANYWAYS, what happened a few days ago:
The friend from Spain randomly started talking to me on Skype. It was weird of course, I was kinda like, “WTF, we haven’t talked in months…”
But I just talked to her anyways, and it was…awkward. What I basically got from the entire experience was a longing for the ability to actually keep a long-distance friendship from turning into just an acquaintance. I’m actually thinking about what might happen after college. I love my friends, and I really hope I don’t leave them out of my life because that would be too sad.