Thanks to covid, the only friends you have right now are probably your stuffed animal teddy bear and your computer—Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube.
For those of us who are finishing up school in the next coming months, I have one question for you.
How the HELL are we going to make friends after we’re gone?
Now I’m not suggesting that you don’t have any friends right now. You might have tons of friends! But what I’m saying is how are we going to make friends after were done with school and in the real world?
It’s something I really haven’t thought about up until this point. I’m about to graduate, and I really have no clue who I’m going to talk to or hang out with when I move and start a new job.
So here's what I say to that...
Maintain friends from high school
Maintaining friends, in general, is a great way to keep old friends in your life. The difficult thing about this is that friendship is not a one-way street. Both individuals have to contribute to the friendship. If only one of you is keeping in contact with the other, the friendship won’t last long.
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I would also say that maintaining high school relationships would only work if you and the other person’s maturity levels are at the same point in life. I have found that some of my high school friendships ended because our goals and aspirations in life drifted, and we just drifted apart.
If this happens, it’s no one’s fault, and there shouldn’t be any animosity between you two—it was just a friendship that didn't work out. Maybe they’re a ‘once and a while type of friend. Sometimes those are the best kind of friends. And when you two meet again, maybe you’ll connect in a better way.