Friday, September 28, 2012

Who's In Your Circle: Fall Back into Blogging Day 5

So as you guys know Kim and I joined the SITS Girls for their Fall Back into Blogging Challenge, and today is the last day. For today's post we were supposed to re-post a post that was published on September 28th of last year. Of course I hadn't written anything this time last year because I was so overwhelmed, so I chose the closest post to this date this time last year.

"Although this past month has been all over the place, I have really learned a lot about myself and those around me. I find that in life you really know who your true friends are when everything is going wrong. I have found, like most people, that everyone is around and is always there when everything in your life is going well, but once things aren't so great it is hard to find your "friends."

I recently had a conversation with one of my childhood friends and when I got off the phone I was speechless. She called me on a week night and said that she wanted to go out, when I told her that I wouldn't be able to make it, she proceeded to tell me that I'm lame and wack amongst other things that were said. So in my mind I'm thinking: what makes me so wack? Honestly, if the pure fact that I am working full-time and going to school full-time is a problem then I'd rather not be around you.

Many times people hold onto friendships and relationships because of the time that they have invested in it. But at what point is it time to let them go? It is crucial to have supportive and understanding people around you, especially those who can understand or relate to what you are experiencing and help pick you up instead of keeping you down. Of course you do not need someone to determine how you are feeling, but other people can definitely influence the decisions you make and how you feel. I am slowly finding my circle of friends becoming smaller and smaller and I am OK with it, not everyone can accompany you on this journey called Life! It might not be the spring but sometimes you have to do some early spring cleaning and evaluate who is in your circle."

Although this post is from last year, I still feel the same way, it's so important to evaluate the relationships and friendships that you have to ensure that you have a strong an positive support system. 

As always thanks for reading, and special thanks to The SITS Girls for this great Blogging Challenge!


  1. Yes! So true. Re-evaluating friendships is important, but a bit emotionally wrought. Sometimes though, friends just don't feel us anymore, and it is OK to let them go. Sad as that may be!

    1. You are so right. It is so hard to let some friendships go especially with someone you have known for a long time. Thanks for your comment!

  2. I couldn't agree more! A friend that I considered family moved in 2008, and before then, we were super close. But once she moved, she didn't even want to talk to me, let alone acknowledge me. Sometimes if they aren't good for you or don't want to be there for you, you don't need them. Surround yourself with positive people and you will feel better about yourself.

    Edge of Insanity

    1. It can be really rough, especially when it is someone so close to you. But you always need positive people around you!

  3. Amen to that!! This is so true. Thanks for sharing!!


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