Jean de La Fontaine once said,”Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” I truly believe that. I have, in my short lifetime, experienced a lot of different kinds of friendships. I have been back stabbed, trampled on, and sometimes even passed over. Most often I tend to grow apart from the friends I do make due to distance, loss of common interests, or career changes. It happens, some friendships come and go, but what’s I’ve learned is to enjoy the ones you have now, so you can find true and real friends.
Don’t worry so much about the future, have fun now, live in the moment, explore, travel, share experiences, and I think you will be happier. I had spend so much of my life looking for a “best friend” and being disappointed each time things didn’t workout. Now I have a different motto and that is to just to “go with the flow.” By that I mean, find people you enjoy spending time with, but don’t worry so much about the labels. Laugh, try new things, and don’t be afraid to reach new circles.
This past weekend I met up with two friends, and my friend’s husband, to check out an art installation in downtown Manhattan. We decided to walk on the broad walk alongside the Hudson river and up to Chelsea Market, where we sat down to eat dinner at Friedman’s. I ordered their veggie bowl and a glass of riesling.
After walking from Chelsea Market to Union Square and taking the subway home I am so exhausted, but ready to start the week off strong. My friends, virtual and not, hope you have an amazing week!