So much has happened in the last few weeks. I mean other than cleaning my room. I turned 22 on the 17th of January!
The weeks leading up to that date I was sad and I couldn’t quite figure out why. For days I was in a sort of “emo” funk that I couldn’t shake, no matter how much I cleaned the kitchen (I clean when I’m upset). But on Wednesday the 14th of January I finally realised that I missed my friends and the knowledge that I would see them on the eve of my birthday was like an amazing beacon of hope.
It sounds lame. It sounds like something out of an American after-school special. But it’s true. The thought that in just a few short days I would be surrounded by people I love and who love me was exactly what I needed to get me out of the funk. That’s when it hit me how important friends are – and I don’t mean MSNing or emailing them. Or even creating a YouTube collab channel with them. I mean actual hugs and smiles and laughter. There’s nothing quite like being completely ridiculous with your friends.
So since then I’ve been a lot more active in arranging meetings with my friends. I’m avoiding the return of the emo funk. Sadly some of my best friends live in the UK and USA but I need to make more time for the ones who live closer and more of an effort to get together with the UK ones. The USA ones will just have to put up with Skype sessions until the summer.
Turn to the Music:
Two of my dearest friends came to visit me from England for my birthday and as we walked into the airport we sang this: