Forming new friendships

Friends playing together

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. 

Tagged in what messes with your head, friends