While writing this post, I asked my friend about one of her friends. It was such a coincidence that she told me that she wasn’t friends with the person anymore because her situation related to what I was writing about at the time. It was just really cool for me to see that happen.
The phrase “the grass always looks greener on the other side” holds some truth to it. Sometimes I reflect back on the past and just wish that certain things would go back to the way they were. But I realized that it’s not necessary the circumstances around us that change, we change.
It sucks that maybe the friends you were close with drift away or had a fall out. Or maybe your relationships with others have become strained. But let me just tell you that these type of things happen for a reason. It can teach you that this friendship is the one that can handle the fire and shape into something more. It can be that moment where you realize “hey I think I’m better off without you/them”. It can teach you to forgive, move on, or be the bigger person. Or that you’re just in a different stage in your life than the people around you.
Whatever experience it is, we change from the incident- some for the better, some for the worse. Stuff happens, but that’s just life. What matters most is that you learn from the experience and grow from it. Embrace the change because it’s not going away.