An old photo of you – why old friendships are so important! | Blogtober ’16 Day 2
This photo was taken exactly 6 years ago today and is the first picture of me and my two best friends together (I’m in the middle). I strongly believe that we all have romantic soulmates but friend soulmates as well. On the right is my best friend of 15 years, Imogen. Put together in the same class in year 7 of secondary school and living in the same road for our school years we practically lived with each other. First year of university we actually did live with each other and that is where we meet the third part of our trio, the delightful lady on the left, Laura. We met Laura at a god-awfully awkward event at university designed to find yourself housemates. Fast forward 6 years and we definitely don’t still live together, in fact I live around 2 hours from Imogen and 3 hours from Laura. Despite the distance they are wonderful, loving, godmothers to Harrison and next year Laura is being the first of us to walk down the aisle and Imogen and I will be her bridesmaids.
Since we moved when I had Harrison I have felt like I have much fewer friends. I no longer have lots of friends around the corner and the friendships I do have, suddenly feel so much more important. Friends are so good for your soul. They are the people you turn to no matter the situation. Want to complain about work, you turn to your mates. Want to complain about your partner, you turn to your friends. Want to complain about your child driving you up the wall, you turn to your friends. Want to complain about feeling fat or having a massive spot, you turn to your friends.
And that is why I love this picture of my and two best friends. That picture is pre our university experiences, pre our relationships, pre previous relationships even. There is so much history between that picture having been taken and today. Also boy am I excited to see them this weekend!