so i’m reading this book for one of my classes about these high school girls and the different issues that they face. it’s a fictional book following a character named tabitha and her life as a teenage girl. i get really stressed out reading this book because i realize how many things young girls have to think about or deal with or balance. when i stop reading, i feel like i have a million things to do, when i really only have about a thousand. i mean, this girl balances her friends (all of which seem to be her best friend even though she only considers one to be her best friend) and makes sure she spends time with them and not only that, but makes sure she talks with each of them everyday; she works, does homework, choir, has a boyfriend, church youth group, has cool yet restrictive parents. it’s so much.
there’s this one part of the book where tabitha goes to one of her mentors that she works with (who’s in college) and asks her if she still keeps in contact with her high school friends. the other girl then responds, “no, not really.” tabitha is shocked. “even your best friends?” “yeah, we just kind of lost touch after high school.” tabitha can’t believe it. her whole life revolves around her friends and she can’t imagine ever losing touch with them.
ahhh… how naive. to think that you’ll be best friends with your high school friends for life. i mean, i’m sure that does happen in some cases, but i think we would all agree that it’s definitely not the rule, it’s the exception. is it sad? i don’t think so, but then again, i’m a heartless robot who has no feelings. high school friends? psh! life goes on. you’re going to meet new people, new friends (hopefully) and more people who share the same likes, dislikes, activities, humor, as you do. or maybe it’s because i didn’t really have a lot of close friends in high school that i can totally dismiss it like this. but i can see in friends around me that staying close with high school friends isn’t a common trait that most people share.
it’s funny how you think about friends in high school versus friends as an adult. bff? nah man. more like bffn: best friends for now. wow, i’m cold. cold as ice. but isn’t it true? can someone back me up on this?