Contrary to popular belief and to the things I post about myself and my life on this blog, I’m a very private person. I don’t enjoy things being shopped around from one mouth to the other. There are a lot of things I choose not to talk about because it usually involves IRL people that I love and care for and I would never try to embarrass them in a public forum like the internet. But this is not about stories or events. This is something kinda r elevating in the sense that as an adult my perception of friendship has really been shaken and changed (for the better I think) in the last 2 years or so.
I’ve always appreciated honesty and integrity in the relationships I build with people. I’m not an easy friend to make, or to keep so the friends that have stuck by me mean the world to me. I dedicate myself to my friendships because these are the people that demonstrate loyalty to me. When I’m crying on a train, or when I’m crying because some asshole broke my heart via text message - all of my friends have been there to tell me when I’m being stupid and to empower me to be the goddess I know I am. They’ve never said things to belittle me, or to make me feel guilty - they just objectively give me their input and/or their advice and they really help me shape the decision that I ultimately make in any or most situations.
I love my friends. They’re my friends for a reason - they’re awesome, caring, dope (albeit fucked up sometimes) people that will lift me through fire if I needed the help and refused anyway. They teach me things about myself every day and I couldn’t be more content with the lessons I’m taught in the process. Even if shit just blew up in our face (PUN INTENDED HAHA) it’s still a humbling experience to hit a level and not be rocked by it, or have it end an important part of someone’s life.
That to me, is beyond any group of party people or BFF Claire’s Accessories necklace or friendship bracelets can buy.
Shaken, never stirred. True Friendship.