Old Flames

Sitting here slightly hungover and drinking diet coke, I’m reminded of my old flames in the form of best friends and just why they mean so much to me.

I’ve always struggled balancing my social calendar especially during the festive season and the task always feels daunting but, recently I met up with two of my closest school friends for dinner at our local Wetherspoons and all my anxieties disappeared.

I’m just so happy that we were finally all available on one cold November evening for one another.

We’ve always had the ability to talk and talk and talk for hours without taking a breath. Voices getting louder with every sip of alcohol.

We drank lots of wine and gin, spoke about our relationships, old school friends, food etc and reminded ourselves of why after over 10 years we still make time to care and love one another.

We’re all now more or less in the same head space, settled down with our partners, looking forward to 2019, saving for a home and wanting to go on lots of exciting adventures. Supporting each other and equally wanting to make more of an effort to keep in touch.

It feels like time is fleeting these days and often we all forget to communicate with each other and the rest of our wider friend group but, personally, I know that as long as my friends are happy and healthy it doesn’t matter whether I see them once a year or once a week.

Nonetheless, when I’m with my best two I feel like I’m fun, carefree and ready for anything. That’s something I haven’t felt for a while and never realised I missed until now.

6 thoughts on “Old Flames

  1. I think it is really important to take some time for friends. I’ve lost quite some friends from high school because they just didn’t feel the need to stay in touch or meet up. After a while you just start to feel like you are pushing them into something they don’t want and you stop. But with some I still have such amazing relationships. We meet up, chat, talk on the phone, text. Hopefully we will find some time during December to meet up for some serious get together. 🙂

    • I’m so glad you’ve been able to maintain relationships with some of your friends from school. I’m kind of in the same boat as you I suppose, I had a lot of friends in school and University but they all fizzled out because I felt like I was making an effort to stay in contact but it was reciprocated at all. I’ve now only got maybe 4 or 5 school friends that I keep in contact with but they are amazing and mean so much to me. I hope you manage to catch up with your friends over Christmas, it’s such a nice time of year to bring everyone together x

  2. Christmas is great for meeting up with people you don’t see often, and it’s brilliant when you can just pick up like you’ve never been apart. Thanks for reminding me to make a few friends dates

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