It's amazing how friendships are built, kept, lost, and rebuilt over time.
While I was growing up I had a large group of neighborhood friends, when I moved from that neighborhood and switched schools, some of us lost touch.
When I started driving, some if us reconnected.
When I started working and going to school full time, we grew apart again.
When I moved out and got a roommate, I got a whole new group of friends.
When my husband and I started dating, I didn't see those friends as much because our priorities changed.
Friends change throughout your life and there are friends who you can go without seeing for years and get together and everything is the same as it was.
I am lucky to have a few best friends like that.
I have my best friend that I have known since I was 3 years old. We have had times where we were inseparable and times when we didn't see each other very often, and we are still best friends.
I have another best friend from high school. We were neighbors and became good friends. There were times where both of us were finding ourselves and we didn't speak often, and didn't agree when we did speak. Now we are rebuilding our friendship and its like when we were young.
I reconnected with another friend recently and I remembered how much fun we used to have together.
I had an awesome group of friends in Minnesota who taught me that I can meet new people and build new friendships from nothing.
My point is to surround yourself with the friends who know you for you and don't try to pretend for those who don't like you for you.
I have friends who have stood beside me no matter what and I have been working on reconnecting with them and it feels great.
Always remember the friends who have always been there and continue to make new friends because every friend has something good to add to your life.