Here's the new #reverb10 prompt for today:
December 16 – Friendship How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year? Was this change gradual, or a sudden burst?
Hmmm... let me start off by saying that I don't make friends easily. Most people who know me personally would be surprised by this, but it's true. Acquaintances, sure. But meet up and hang out friends? Not so much.
Since I moved to Florida almost 4 years ago, I would say I actually became "friends" with maybe 5 people?
A- Fun but way into the club scene, hung out once and that was that. I'm just not a club kid.
T- Love this girl and miss her to pieces. Totally someone I could talk to and relate to. We always had a great time hanging out and then I moved to Tampa and she moved to Texas. Bummer.
C- Nice girl, weird tendencies. Really into partying and oddly always sick. Funny, but immature. That never went anywhere.
L- Fun and silly. We had a lot in common and she had a similar bubbly personality to my own. It had potential. Until I found out that she was a two-faced biotch.
Enter S. I have not had a friend like her since high school. We have similar interests and similar personalities (bubbly and funny with a bit of a dark side and man humor). I'm pretty sure she's my "friend soulmate". Our friendship is so fun and comfortable and it seems we never run out of things to talk about. Plus, we can have serious conversations when the time comes. If I have an issue, I can talk to her, if she has an issue, she can talk to me. Up until now, so many of my friendships have been one-sided. I'm there for them when they have an issue, but when something is wrong with me, they don't have the time.
S has changed my perspective because I didn't really realize how much I missed having "girlfriends" until I met her. Having a trust-worthy female friend to talk sh*t with has got to be one of the greatest joys in life. We're like a two-man Sex and The City and I love, love, love it.
Do you have a hard time making friends?