Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Times are a Changing

Have you ever noticed how things in life sometimes seem to vanish? How friendships can just fade away? How it seems at one moment your life is one thing, and suddenly it's something completely different? I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Probably because this has been happening to me a lot lately. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it can make one feel very nostalgic. I've realized during the past few days that my set of friends is almost completely different than it was a year ago. The crazy thing is that when I do hang out with my 'old' friends, it's different, and that seems to be the hardest part.

It's not even my relationships that have changed, but in a few months, my lifestyle will be different. I'll admit it, I am excited about living on my own, making my own choices, and hopefully growing a lot this next year, but it will be difficult as well. With my family living in another country, I KNOW I will be lonely. I KNOW there will be days when I struggle, and that's when all this change will really affect me.

All in all, I know that there will be times when I miss my 'old' friends, but I'll remember my 'new' friends. There will be times that I miss my 'old' life, but through that I will try to enjoy and make the best of my 'new' life.

I pray that next year is a year of a huge growth between myself and my Savior. I pray that when I am nostalgic I remember that He is the one I am living for, and that He is my comforter and my best friend. I have high hopes for this next year, but I must remember that times really are a changing wether they are good, bad, happy, or sad.

2 comments:

Rach said...

I love you. You can visit us anytime!

Aaron K. said...

I am encouraged by your perspective Christina.