Monday, November 12, 2007

This weekend has been an exercise in patience and a testament to just how far I'll go for a friend.

I've had a tough time finding sincere, long-term friends. It's easy enough to have friends out of convenience; people you work with, classmates, neighbors... but sometimes these people slip out of your lives as soon as you stop seeing them regularly. They might have had intentions of maintaining a friendship with you, but let's face it; there are too many people out there and too much stuff on our plates to go out of our way for someone.

It's a cold and utilitarian way of thinking but after the weekend I've had, I've taken the opportunity to reevaluate my tendency to go out of my way for others. Be a friend to have a friend is a relationship of reciprocity, and an imbalanced one is frustrating. Lesson learned.

2 comments:

A. & J. said...

aw what happen?

living dead girl said...

This blog post showcases my need for anonymity combined with my need to ventilate. I'm sure I'll tell you all about it this Thursday;

which I'm excited for, by the way. However, it appears you've invited the wrong Emily... I'll email you about that.

I'm going to bring a bunch of junk food too. YESSS!