“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
When I left for college, one of those snippets of advice that I received over and over again was this: college is not about what you learn inside the classroom.
I’ve learned that this statement is true, for me. Don’t get me wrong, I have learned so many skills and facts from my class time. But I spend far more time outside the classroom than in it. And I spend that time with my peers, especially those I call friends.
Friendship is a funny thing. It is tenuous, fragile, and delicate. Yet it can also be strong, fortified, and everlasting. It can be confined by a specific activity (running friends, homework friends, soup-making friends) or it can be all encompassing. Friendships are what get me outside of my own head.
There is nothing better than finding a good friend. All anyone wants is to be loved, to be accepted, and to feel like they belong. Friends can provide that, and more––often in ways we never expect. I have friends to make music with, friends to travel with, friends to watch TV with, and friends who live their lives with me. But most of all, I have friends who care about me, and whom I care about in return.
Thanks for stopping by.
Featured photo by me, of my friends Kit and Gabe on choir tour last spring. All photos edited using Adobe Photoshop Elements.