This photo is totally unrelated to my musings today. However, being on the road gives me a lot of opportunity to reflect and even multitask in my head. Most of the time I think of my patients, who is making progress, who is not, what else can I do to get them better… Half of the time, I think about what to cook for dinner, what else do we need from the grocery, what fun and learning activity that I can do with my son, and lately, I hope our dog doesn’t get too lonely at home…
Today though, I thought about the number of friendships that I have made and that I have lost along the way. When you get to this age and place – you tend to want to find those gems that would love to shine along with you. No judgement. No dramas. People that you can just be yourself and them the same.
I am admittedly, somewhat of a social media oversharer. Well, that’s just me. If you don’t like it, then you can just block or delete me as a friend. The keyboard and the camera is my art medium. It may not be considered fabulous art…
But, I have a heck of fun sharing everything under the sun that tickles my fancy.
And right now, it’s our dog. 🙂
At the same time, I have had to delete and even block some old Facebook friends. I am both a stalker and a poster. I stalk and look at my friends newsfeed – just to hear about anything – good or bad… Mostly, I feel happy for people who are powering on in their lives.
I get a kick on other people’s happiness, that’s for sure.
And on the other side of the coin, I got butt hurt not very recently when a supposedly good friend – suddenly made everything in her profile private.
I had to take a second and third look… And suddenly, I was out of her circle – for reasons unknown to me. On the other hand, she and her husband are close friends with my ex-husband. Perhaps, there were things that she didn’t want me to see or vice versa.
Instead of being angry… I took a step back and deleted her in my list… I saw it as an end of our chapter of friendship – and I am glad our friendship happened. I deleted her out of respect for her freedom of expression.
So now, I have learned that Friends come and go – the really great ones stay with you – even if you are miles and countries apart.
And even those that do leave, I am pretty sure that you learned something from them too…