Different Directions

Hello Everyone!! Today I want to talk to you all about a phase in life that everyone goes through. This phase here could be a blessing in disguise. This phase could be something you look back at later on in life and not have any positive thoughts at all.


Where It Begins

 Most people meet and  grow up with their best friends during school. I’m talking from kindergarten to the 5th grade, or middle school through high school. These friends that you gain can be your life long friend, or just your school friends.

These friends that make, are the ones you spend all of your lunch periods with, try your hardest to get classes together with, every chance that there is a break you are always together. Everything is great and smooth sailing until you graduate high school.

What Happens

When you graduate high school there are different pathways that people choose to take.

The College Road: You have the rest of that summer to really hang out with family and friends before you go off and spend loads of money to get a degree that you’ve changed your major to and from about 3 times.


The Life Road: You go enter the workforce, enlist in the military, get married to your sweetheart, have children, or even move somewhere else to start anew.

Whichever path that you decided to take will impact the bonds that you’ve formed some kind of way.

How To Deal With This

It will be a blow when you first become aware of what is happening, but do not do anything rash. You can still maintain all of your friendships. Just because you won’t be hanging out everyday does not mean that the friendship is over.

Technology plays a huge role. There are so many ways that you can keep up with someone. Here are a few……

  • Texting
  • Calling
  • Facebook messenger
  • Video chat (Facebook Messenger)
  • Skype
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

This list can go on and on, but with the many resources that we have and use everyday can help to maintain your friendships.

The most effective way to deal with this event in your life is Understanding. When you are getting ready to embark on whatever path that you have chosen for yourself understanding that your friends are choosing a different one than you will make the process of change easier for you to accept.

Personal Experience

When I first graduated high school I had no plans on going to college. I was working and hanging out with my friends once a week. After about a year my family thought it would be a good idea for me to go college and I agreed. Throughout my time in college I made use of all social media. I made sure that my group that I always spent my time with had a priority of communication along with my family.

We didn’t get to see each other as much, because we all went in different directions with our lives. That process did not deteriorate our bond. It actually did the opposite!!

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