Tuesday, 9 August 2011

How about something less depressing?

I noticed that all the posts on my blog so far have been pretty depressing. I don't want to come across as a Karla the Complainer so how about I discuss something a bit more positive today.

Rainbows for everyone!

One thing I've been trying extremely hard to do this summer was meet up with old friends and acquaintances. Even after being out of high school for just 3 years it's scary how fast your social circle disintegrates. You don't see anyone anymore due to everyone being in different courses, faculties, Universities and even countries. And even if you're taking the same things everyone is so busy and tired and stressed that they don't want to do anything.

The only person I still consistently see is my girlfriend and that's because I push to spend every spare possible moment with her. People that I would talk to all the time now I'd see maybe, once a month? And that's because we bumped into each other while grabbing coffee. I mean, these weren't just your average friends either. I'm referring to friends that you would run to when you're panicking and stressing out, and they'd slap some sense into you. The kinds of friends you would call at 3AM in the morning to talk with because you had no one else to talk with.

And this is what we've been reduced to. Random coffee buddies who exchange small talk every few weeks due to happy coincidences.

Creepy or sweet? You decide!

It's easier for me to arrange things as I wasn't able to find a job this summer. My schedule is mostly free. But most of my other friends are either working full-time, on vacation, taking summer courses or preparing for the MCAT/LSAT/etc.. Even my girlfriend I see her maybe once a week? I still talk with her on Skype and stuff but it's just not the same. You can't replace physical human contact.

But fortunately I've been mostly successful. I got a chance to meet up with nearly everyone that I wanted to at least once. Even if it was for a quick lunch or dinner to catch up. It's nice to see what they're all up to. Physicists, doctors, investors, engineers and pharmacists, most of them aren't stuck in this stupid limbo of uncertainty like myself so I'm kind of jealous in that aspect. But at the same time, my summer has been a lot more relaxing than theirs.

And I have to push to see them now. Most people don't take the initiative to meet with their friends while they still can and then regret it when they're older. I've seen the patterns, I've listened to the stories of old people not seeing one another for years upon years, except at funerals. I have trouble getting in touch now, I can only imagine how bad it'll be when we graduate or get real jobs.

Or maybe I'm being too pessimistic.

So I make the effort, while I'm still young and we're relatively free. Because I fear that soon, I probably won't see them unless I accidentally bump into them in line at a Starbuck's downtown.

32 comments:

  1. I like the pictures, really completes it

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  2. Glad to have a happy posting =p

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  3. good to see there is still some light

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  4. Being student; The most difficult job of the world.

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  5. Yay a happy post! This is needed when all this shit is going on in London.

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  6. glad to know you can deliver happy posts too

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  7. its a crazy thought that when you start getting older, you may never see a friend ever again in your life.

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  8. I'm going to be starting university this fall. Needless to say, I'm scared of the workload.

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  9. I graduate in October so ill let you know how bad real life is XD

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  10. It's always nice to keep in touch, I never had a lot of friends, so I guess it's been easier for me to keep contact with the ones that matter. But still, yes, the disintegrate way too easily.

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  11. i like the bit about her maybe 'tasting good' LOL that was quite sweet of you

    it is good to be young! so many possibilities :)

    i had the same experience when i graduated high school, everyone instantly disappeared. at least mostly

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  12. I push to hang out with my friends, but it can grow tiresome after awhile of being the only one making an effort.

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  13. well as you grow up your habits will change and you will want to hung out with different people. its the way of life :)

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  14. It's so hard to keep in touch, facebook can help though.

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  15. You're right, friends drift apart as they make new more easily accessible friends.

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  16. The note was not creepy. Unless it was another dude. Then the want to go Hannibal on you.

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  17. Yea I know how it is. I've completely lost contact with all of my best friends during high school.

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  18. Well that's great to hear, I'm still catching up with some of my friends, hopefully before the end of summer.

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  19. You've made some good choices

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  20. I have to agree with you, it's hard to find enough time to meet with people nowadays.

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  21. I agree hard to meet up with pals because everyone is so busy.

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  22. Stay positive and just go with the flow. everything will come together.

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  23. dude love the positivity...my post's are to much depresive to...I should do something more positive as you did !!! nice blog btw...followed!

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  24. meeting up with old friends...I don't know if I'm old enough for that yet lol.

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  25. Students have the worst job... i know.. Its awesome you want to be close with the girlfriend and graduation will come sooner then you think ^^

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  26. Yeah, the only reason i've maintained, to some a constantly diminishing extent, the relationships with my school friends, is because like 3 of them went to the same college as me, and so I see them around. But those I haven't seen, i haven't heard of :(

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  27. Student life goes far far too quick. Seems like only yesterday I moved into my new house. Graduating in July.

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  28. I've been really lucky with most of my friends, but I can totally relate to losing contact with a vast majority of people I used to be really close to, it sucks. And I'm glad you thought the meerkats were cute :D xxx

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  29. It's good to keep in touch with old friends, hope everything turns out alright.

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