Forming new friendships
It can be very easy to become content in my own little friendship bubble. Having a few class mates, some club friends and my family can be a really well-rounded and stable way of having healthy relationships.
However, I recently met a new friend who I get on with really well and I forgot how much effort I have stopped putting into meeting new people.
While I know it is comforting to have the safety net of my go-to friends and family, I think back on all the benefits meeting new people has;
- Broadening my view of the world
- Forging new memories and friendships
- Moving on from one stage of life to the next
- Dusting off the ol' social skills
- Changing friendships as you change
With this in mind, I've been thinking a lot about life after university, where my career will take me and the friendships that will change, stand the test of time and disappear. One of the hardest lessons I have learnt while living away from family and going through university is how friendships and relationships change over time.
I don't like to think that I am more negative because of this but rather more realistic and mature. In many ways, I think it has better prepared me for the countless friendships I will make and lose during my life. With this being said, it is great to meet new people who I click with and with whom I can form another branching friendship for a different part of my life.