Sometimes in life, things come to us easily. Some people just seem to have the right tools from the outset, whatever those ‘tools’ may be. Some people breeze along, always looking amazing and like nothing phases them. These people just seem to ‘get it’ right, whether that be clothes, hair, jobs or just life in general. Life just comes naturally to some people. And me? Well, I’m not one of those people. I never have been and I don’t think I ever will be, but it’s taken me a long time to accept that. In fact, it’s only really now that I’m in my thirties, oh who am I kidding, I’m the the grand old age of thirty seven (sob) that I’ve half-heartedly accepted this. But at this age, what exactly have I figured out? What have I finally got right, what have I accepted and what have I still not sorted out yet?
Friendships are funny old things. Some friends drift in and out of your life, some leave their mark and some stick with you forever. When you have a baby, keeping up with friends can be damn hard, so it’s the ones that really mean something, who stick with you to the bitter end. Since having my girl, I definitely don’t see certain people as much as I used to, life just gets in the way, things just change. Having a little person isn’t an excuse not to keep in touch but it certainly makes things a bit harder. Here’s a letter from me to some old pals, the ones who I have trouble keeping up with.