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Monday, April 15, 2013

Musings on my birthday

For my birthday, a lot of friends commented on my Facebook wall to wish me well. It. Was. Awesome.

But it made me sad for the college days. Not that I don't want the life I have now; I just have such fond memories of the years I spent at Weber. I made so many friends and became so much of who I am now during those years.

Seeing all those notes from my Weber classmates made me wish I could sit down with each of them, even if just for a few minutes, and talk about where we are now. It might sound silly or like a waste of time because it's been so long and we're such different people than we were at 18, or even 22. But I'm a sucker for hanging on to old friends. I love that comfortable companionship. I love not having to explain my weird history to new people who conversationally ask about my family. I love not having to pronounce my name slowly and deliberately to emphasize that it's not "Olivia."

Don't get me wrong, I'm actually excited about making new friends at the Lucky House. I'm grateful for all the fellowshipping going on in the neighborhood.. I do want to invite new people into my life. I just get caught up in figuring out how much to share at what point and what if all my crazy scares people away?!

So it sometimes seems easier to stick with the friends I've had since college. Or even the friend I made in 7th grade choir. Or the little sisters of friends I've had since I was 14 (hi Nicole!).

Do you get what I mean? I'm even to the point I don't hate all those ex-boyfriends who dumped me. I'd totally sit down and talk to (some of) them, too.

Now that's some pretty impressive progress.

2 comments:

  1. I feel the exact same way about my college experience/friends. It makes me so sad when people talk about how college is a waste of time lately due to the economy. College is sooo much more than just getting a degree. I would certainly not be the same person I am today without the experiences I had in college.

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  2. Hello! I know what you mean! It can be downright exhausting getting to know new people all the time, but at least LH friendships will be long term!

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