This is the final week of Bri 2.o. I hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I have.
1. When it comes to friends, quality > quantity. I used to think that if I had enough friends, I wouldn’t feel so lonely, but that was counterproductive. Now, I have a small group of friends who sort of overlap who truly care about me, and I’m so grateful.
2. Convenient friends don’t stay convenient for long. I needed someone to sit with at lunch, but it wasn’t long before having a lunch table was no longer worth it. I wish I’d known that three years ago.
3. Take a page out of Neville Longbottom’s book; sometimes you have stand up to your friends or fear getting trampled. But at the same time, sometimes you have to stand up FOR your friends.
4. The people you often least expect can become your best friends. Bart was a skater transfer student who was a bigger slacker than I had ever met. Betsy and Avivah were two years younger than me. But all of these people are so important to me.
5. Friends don’t judge you, they just want you to be happy.
6. Friends also know when to stop. They’ll know if you’re uncomfortable or unhappy.
7. Friends change with you, not without you, and sometimes you’ll grow apart when this happens. But sometimes you won’t. Being open to change is OK.