Friendship is like a glass ornament,
once it is broken it can rarely be put back together exactly the same way.
Lately, I've given a lot of thought to friendship. For too long, I've kept people in my life that shouldn't be there...that don't deserve to be there. It isn't that they don't care. It's that they don't care enough.
Growing up, I always wanted the kind of friends that I could talk to every day. I never really had that. Even now, I don't really have that. Instead, I largely have friends I see every month or two. It feels like we are always trying to catch up on each others lives. Always trying to fit the pieces back together again. To be fair, much of this has to do with distance and busy lives, but it doesn't make it any easier.
This is why I've made some changes in my life. The people that don't care enough are gone. I've made the rounds of social media cuts (...the way that Facebook and Twitter impact our lives, I swear!) and have said my private goodbyes for the friendship and memories we shared. Instead of being upset or angry, I'm at peace with the choices I have made. Those former friends were wonderful, but they didn't fit into my life anymore.
I've decided to better my life by making sure I have the right people in it.
Have you ever let go of old friendships?