The last couple of months have been challenging. Everybody deals with the hick-ups in life differently. I have the tendency to shut people out and try to handle things on my own. This time, the hick-up was more than I could handle by myself. Through the darkest times, my friends have shown their true colours.
This past half year has made me realise that I can count on my friends. You never know how important people can become in your life. I never expected that the paths of certain people would bend together with mine. I have come across some fine men that have helped me through some tough moments. They respect me and have my back, even when I don't want them to. I'm eternally thankful for having them in my life.
One of the reasons why I have more male friends than female, is because men are brutally honest to me. Those who know me, know that I can be straightforward. Somehow, people seem to accept this. However, I'm rarely on the receiving end of the bluntness of others. These last couple of weeks, some of my friends have called me stubborn, a nerd and unbearable. Instead of being bothered by it, I actually appreciate their honesty.
I was pretty surprised that they called me the names mentioned above, not because of disagreement, but because I haven't heard anybody say these things to me in a long time. I've talked about it with my cousin and he said that I have a strong character. This might be the reason why people don't dare to say these things to me. So basically he is saying that I can be a bitch in a nice way.
This is probably true, therefore I'm even more appreciative that my friends can be honest with me. I don't know what I've done to deserve these people in my life, but I'm sure grateful for it. Now it's time for me to make them a priority again. We choose how we decorate our lives, it's time for me to make sure that I plan lots of quality time with my chosen family.
So for the ones who know that this blog is about them: thank you for always being honest to me. I'll do my best to be a better friend.