Here’s a toast to absent friends…
The thing about being at home full time, is you get time to think. You get time to sometimes go over everything that’s happened in the last few years. Reflect on things that have changed and how you’ve arrived at particular places in your life.
I’ve done that quite a bit in the last few months. I’m not going to lie. There’s aspects of my old life that I do miss. There’s people I miss and think about often. It’s funny how at different stages of your life, you spend with different people. Some friends come into your life and stay there and others come into your life for a little while, and you have a really good time and then they disappear. It’s the latter that makes me a bit sad.
The past couple of years have been really rather momentous. An engagement, a wedding and now a baby. It’s a great shame that I haven’t been able to share these times with people that I thought perhaps, maybe once upon a time I may have, and would liked to have.
We all go down different paths and end up doing different things and we change as people because of this, it’s inevitable. I just hope that my absent friends are happy in whatever it is that they are doing. Maybe one day, paths may cross again. Until then, there’s always the memories.