I was hoping this week to post a little snippet of myself singing, but sadly the programme doesn’t seem to want to play the game.. so it’s going to be a little while longer in waiting for that one!
This week I’ve found myself thinking a lot about lost friendships and how I feel about it all.. while I firmly believe people come into your life for a reason, I also believe they leave for a reason too.. Sometimes however, that reason isn’t really obvious.
Last year was a huge year in cleansing for me and moving forward with my life.. as I’ve mentioned before I was able to have a lot of dreams come true last year and they’ve been instrumental in how I feel now. Coupled with that I also lost a few friendships, at the time I thought this was awful and I was really upset, but looking back now I can see that these friendship really weren’t that good for me.
The reason I’m writing about these friendships ending is because over the last 12 months I’ve had some new friendships come into my life. These are friendships that I never imagined I would forge such a close bond with, especially over such a small time period. Some of these new friends live in my city, but one friend is on the other side of the world to me!
Even though she’s just getting up for work when I’m heading off to bed, this friendship is as important to me as all of my other ones. We have a lot of similar interests, and I love that we can share our love of our favourite author together (I don’t actually have a friend in Australia who is quite as passionate about Kelley Armstrong’s books as I am).
What fascinates me so much about all of this, is that 15 years ago, this friendship wouldn’t have been option to me. With the way technology has grown we are able to have friends all over the world, and keep in contact with them all. I am truly grateful for everything this age has brought to me, and to my children.
For instance, last year my daughter had to do a school project on children experience school in other countries, her country was Uganda… now back when I was in school, you would have had the option of encyclopedias, and then when I was in highschool, maybe the computers if you were allowed internet access… but Aanya actually emailed a school in Uganda and interviewed a principal over there.
I was amazed at how easily the information was accessed, and how she was able to connect with this information. Seeing You-tube clips really made her absorb and understand the culture a lot easier and made it “real” this wasn’t just a story to her, she could easily see that their way of life is really different to ours.
I really believe our lives are better for all of the technology available to us, as long as you are responsible with it! It’s just like anything really, it’s not the tool to blame for any problems, it’s all about how you use it.