About Me,  Growing Up

A Good Life

To my friends in New York, I say hello

My friends in L.A. they don’t know

Where I’ve been for the past few years or so

Paris to China to Colorado

-Good Life by OneRepublic



I feel like I am in this awkward part of my life. High school is over, college is over, and I’ve moved too many times to count.


The friends that I had in high school, I barely speak to anymore.



It’s not like we had a fight, we just went to different colleges in different states, met new people, made new friends, lost new friends, lost old friends, and just drifted apart. I have one good friend that I still speak to regularly, but when you are in high school, you think those friends you have will be your friends forever.


But I changed.


I grew into a person that I am proud of. I went through so many experiences with new people. Some experiences were good, many were terrible. However, I went through those experiences without my high school best friends, but with my college friends.


Then, I learned that those college friends, are the best friends that you will have for the rest of your life.


This seems to be more true, but those people that I lived with for 4 ½ years, going through our growing pains together, have also grown apart.


The people I spent my years with in college are the people that have been with me through my evolution. I evolved from a naive, bright eyed child, into a bright eyed, but intuitive adult.

Hopelessly I feel like there might be something that I’ll miss

I didn’t lose my hopefulness of the world, I lost my blind belief that everyone else has the same hopefulness and positive thoughts.



My college friends were with me through those times where we saw how dark the world could be, with the many racist events we lived through college in the 2010’s. The protesting, the marching, the hope that we could grab a burger in our student union without being called “niggers.”


All that we went through together in college, seems to have faded into a memory. A fond memory of bonding, and becoming tougher and stronger as a person. However, now, I speak to maybe 4 or 5 of my college friends on a regular basis.


Life has done it again.


I’ve moved, gotten engaged, changed jobs, and have grown even more. I love all of my friends from college, and it’s a strange feeling that the people that were my family for so long, are people that I barely talk to now.


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