I remember how I mixed up I felt at graduations. Happy, because after all the late night studyings, I made it! Excited, but a little worried too, because the future was uncertain. I felt a little sad too, because from that day forward, no more skipping classes to the canteen with friends, no more late night McDonalds with friends, no more going to classes together with friends, nothing is going to be the same between me and my friends.
We tried to keep in touch, but life happened, and eventually most of us lost touch. A few stayed close with me. If anything, we are becoming closer. These few friends are the ones who push me, challenge me, and when I think I’m losing, they are the ones who think my problems matter, help me fight it, and point out my wins that I didn’t see before. They made me feel better. They made me feel happy.
People said, “everyone has a friend during each stage of life, but only lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life.” Now that it’s been years after we graduate, it’s safe to say that we’ve been friends for many stages of life. How lucky.
It’s true. As we grow older, our circle of friends grow smaller. But, those are the people who’ll get our backs forever.