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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day #6 - I am Thankful for Friends

This is going to be a pretty short post...not because my friends aren't important to me, but because it's late and I'm sleepy!

I've been thinking about my circle of friends lately. I don't have any girlfriends from high school...this is something that I regret a lot...I have also vowed to share this mistake with Hailey so that she doesn't make the same one. I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but I'm pretty sure that I poured myself into my boyfriend and his friends and that caused me to lose my girlfriends. Anywoo!!!

My friends from college are awesome. There are about 6 of us that are still really tight. We are all over the map geographically and busy as anything, but we still find time to get together. It's hard now...people are working, taking care of kids, spending time with their families, and just trying to make it through. Whenever I hear one of them on the phone or get an email, I know it was an effort and I appreciate it a lot. I love those girls and cherish our friendships more than they know.

I have a lot of friends from my most recent teaching job. These are the friends that know me as an adult. That sounds weird...I'm an adult, but it's true. They got to know me in a professional setting and really understood what I was trying to do not only in my job, but in my life as well. A lot has been shared with these women and I can't believe I have been so lucky to find them. What a surprise!

Friends are something that none of us can get through this life without. There are times, staying at home, where I am very lonely. I wonder, "who can I call?" or "who can I talk to about nothing?" Usually, I resist the whim to make some meaningless call, but sometimes, I give in...and I'm always happy when I do!