Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 26 - My Friends

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your blog name
Day 03- A recent picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about Tumblr and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Who are you?

It's interesting how I have changed in my handling of friendships upon graduating college. My parents used to tease me in junior high and high school about my friendship rotations. I would have a couple of weeks where I was all about Friend A, and then a couple weeks all about Friend B. I think it was my way of managing my many, many friends that I cared about and wanted to spend time with. In college I met so many people that I adored. Too many to actually fit into my rotations. So I accepted that I may have to be happy enough just seeing them in class or the GC (student union for OBU), and trying to spend more quality time with just a choice few. That worked for me because I literally ran into those people ALL OF THE TIME.

When I left OBU, I was pretty positive that I would never make another friend. I didn't live in a 1-mile radius of a million fun people anymore. However, this is when I met my very best friend of all, Lisa Gerber Pybas. We were just talking today about how easy it is to be friends with each other. No agenda when we are together. We are just happy to be spending time together.

I told my Mom the other day that it seems like every woman has to pick a handful of friends, maybe even just one, that they can spend energy on once they are an adult, a wife, a mother.

I am so extremely lucky to have so many old friends who, when I actually do talk to them or get to see them, it seems like no time has passed at all. I am so lucky to have a few new friends that feel like we've known each other forever. And I am so lucky that I have blood-relatives and in-laws that feel like some of my best friends.

1 comment:

The Pybs said...

i'm still trying to find the homeless man that peed all over my baby's nursery and i love you,