May 9, 2012
There is so much comfort in knowing that I have made the right decisions in my life as far as who to let in, who to let go of and who to hang on to with all my might. When I think about my friends, there are certainly people (like we all have) who we were the best friends in the world with through a certain time of our lives and suddenly we look back and think "what happened." There are also people that I have been friends with in the past and thought... "why is this so much work?" There comes a point where you just have to let go sometimes.
When I was young I didnt have a lot of friends. In fact when I was in 5 and 6th grade when the wonderful world of "bullying" became a part of my life. I was approached at least once a week with some asshat saying "you dont have any friends do you..." and when I said "yes I do" and told them who she was they would laugh and say "she would never be friends with you."
I was lucky and had an amazing group of friends through High School. They didnt care that I wasnt "popular" and in fact most of them had friends within the popular group. That was the point in my life that I started to realize that no one actually likes the poplar people... except for the other popular people... so I wasnt sure what made them better than anyone else. As long as they left me alone (which sometimes they did and sometimes they didnt) I was ok.
After high school when I started to become my own self even more I really started to see who were those friends that would be with me for life. Those that I couldnt live without. They were there for me, cried with me when I had tragedy, laughed with me on the phone from our college dorms, we visited each other sometimes.... but really we all knew that it was ok if we didnt talk all the time. That our friendships would always be there.
Years have past. I have left the "drama" behind. I have no use for the talk of "whos your best friend" my friends that are in my life... they are all my "best friends." I have acquaintances, new friends, old friends, lifelong friends... and I have the ability to let new people in to my life and open up to those I feel comfortable with. I do know though... that I am lucky that I still have those friends who I haven't let go of. That I dont have to talk to every day, that I might not see every month or talk to every week... but they hold a place in my heart.
The ability to sit down with friends that I havent seen in years and pick up right were we left off... share in laughs, cry together, support one another and feel like it was just yesterday that we were drinking in the basement after the prom... or sitting next to each other in 5th grade getting in trouble for passing notes... those are the moments that I am so thankful for.
I am lucky.
- Bear Crawl (down and back)
- 10 Back Extensions
- 10 Ring Rows
- 10 Around the Worlds
2 Minute Shoulder Opener
Group: Snatch and Push Press
10 Min AMRAP
- 200m Row
- 10 Snatches (65)
Push Press 95, 105, 115, 115