Is that none of my friends live within a quick visiting distance!
Especially coming straight out of college where we all lived on the same college campus, 10-15 min walk away from each other maximum, not being able to pop by my friends’ room for a quick chat has been very frustrating, and at times, has made me feel lonely.
It was different for school holidays when I was “back” in Japan because I knew in a few short weeks, I’d be back in Boston to see them again. Now, my most immediate plan of being in Boston is in 7 months and that’s not even a definite plan yet. And first year of adulthood is difficult. I miss those Friday nights on a couch with my friends sipping wine with a lighthearted movie in the background we don’t even pay attention to because we’re too busy talking.
Things have been rough lately, professionally and personally. Times like this, I find myself wanting to text my Boston friends the usual “HEY can I come over and vent”. Kind of makes me realise how blessed I was to have friends in such close proximity back in college!
Adult friendships are hard as is with everyone working and not being on the same synchronised schedules. Adding distance to it doesn’t help that. BUT we’ve established a system of texting when we can, whatever we can, FaceTiming when we have the time, and today I’m extra thankful for friends who make an effort to keep in touch, who are still available when it counts, and for those who sends me funny memes and puns for me to wake up to