Journal Day v.2

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dani from Sometimes Sweet is doing a new feature called Journal Day where she creates a prompt, journals about it and then invites others to do the same. You can read more details about it here. I have been wanting to get back into the habit of just plain ol' writing so I am excited to participant in this feature. I missed week 1 so I am jumping in a little late but here goes week 2:


The older we get, the more certain we get about who we are and what our purpose is. For me, a lot of it is still unknown, but as I make my way down my own path, I have begun to realize that there are indeed some inevitable truths that I know for sure. On your own blog, write a post that talks about "the one thing you know for sure."

My mom always told me while growing up "Don't worry about having a lot of friends, just make sure you have a few good ones". From grade school, to high school, and even now as an adult this is an idea I have always held close to my heart. I love having friends. That might sound silly, since I suppose most people have friends, but I do. I never take for granted a familiar and encouraging voice when I am down or the comforting embrace of a loyal confidant.
More so then having friends, I especially love being someones friend. Over time I have made a lot of friends and naturally, I have lost some too. When a friend and I would part ways, it would always be hard for me to handle. I am definitely that person that likes to fix things, and since I am also a bit of a control freak, these sort of situations were just uncomfortable for me. When a couple very important relationships were severed, I was really torn up about it. As time passed, and certain truths came to the surface about these friends, it became clear to me that I was much better off without them in my life. That was not realized from place of bitterness but from a fresh and realistic perspective. Sometimes you are just not a fit. That does not make either party wrong or incapable, it just simply means your not right for one another. Learning that lesson, and being okay with it, was maybe a little hard at first, but so beneficial in the end. After the initial disappointment settled, I realized that the drama in my life had also settled. I had removed those from my life that were not a fit for me, and as a result had removed the stress and difficulties that did not fit either.
The friends I have in my life, my best friends, I have known for years. The lengths of these friendships alone, reaffirms for me that we are a good fit. Of course, as any group, little tiffs may arise here or there, but the bonds are strong and honest and real, so in the end it always works out. Our group is small, but the amount of love, loyalty and support is abounding. I think back to that familiar saying "you are who you surround yourself with", and when I think about my friends and who they are, it makes me happy to say, I would proudly accept that. In my lifetime I may only ever know a handful of people I can truly call a friend, but one thing I know for sure, one good friend is enough.


amyschmamey said...

So true about friends. I used to fret over not having a ton of friends, but really one good friend is enough. :) I like this.

bri kim said...

Thanks Amy!

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