Rarely do you come across someone who gets your jive and goes with your flow. And when you meet that person, you instantly form bonds that at that time will make you inseparable. But people grow old and paths fork. Sometimes, you have to make the painful decision of growing old and moving on.
College separated me from my best of friends in high school. While some of my classmates kept meeting up with their high school buddies on a regular basis, I could only meet mine when I go home for summer or Christmas. Not even social media helped me stay in touch – I wasn’t the kind to initiate talks and I tend to be awkward in social situations.
But some bonds are formed so deep that even after months without communication, the spark comes alive when you get together. This trip with my best girls Chee and Nikki marked the first time we went on a trip together. We all loved the beach and loved our bikinis; most of all, we love each other.
At times, even love isn’t perfect. I blame the distance between the three of us – we all went to different colleges and formed new bonds of friendship. During the end of the trip, we had a little falling out that lasted until we got off the plane home. For days, we didn’t speak. We were careful not to say hateful words to each other. In the end, we threw away our pride and embraced the changes in each of us.
We have grown apart and have different views in life, but the friendship never changed. If it did, only for the better. I remember a time during high school when we daydreamed of our successful future selves… We would fly to Paris, London, Bahamas, New York, and other destinations while sipping wines in our private jets. We’re far from owning our private jets, but we’re getting there. Cheers to more travels together!