Since my first post in this series was basically a novel I’ll try to keep the next two short and sweet. The last post was a Q&A; this week we each give our perspectives on our friendships. Let’s jump right in.
Friendships are called “friendships” because the relationship can go as deep and as rough as the sea. That’s why real friendships are never easy. You’ll have good times and bad times the way sea has high tides and low tides. If you’ve read any of our first posts you’ll know that we all became friends through our mutual love of a singer. As great and as lovely as that is and as much as I love said singer, it was superficial. Being friends was easy when Reba was all we talked about. It was like a little beehive of fans from across the globe in our own little niche. It was easy to talk to anyone. It gets difficult when you go beneath the superficial aspect, getting to know the girls behind excited emoji filled, fangirly posts. Getting to know who they really are. Their hopes, dreams, wishes, and struggles.
I’ve been insanely close with both of these ladies at times and I’ve been incredibly disconnected from them at times too. I went through a period of time when I pulled away from everyone and my friendships with them suffered and I think our relationships are still suffering a little bit now.
No matter where we currently stand in our friendships I’ll always be thankful for the things they’ve taught me and the time we did spend being so close because I feel that it shaped me into a better, more open and accepting person. There was a time that I needed you both like I needed the air I breathe. I’m both happy and a little sad to say that’s no longer the case. We are each our own woman and I take comfort in knowing that each of you shaped me into a better one. I love you both, I’m forever glad I met you, and I’m always here if you need me.