I have an odd way with handling friendships. I wouldn’t say that I’m a terrible friend but I may not be your first pick.
I believe in tough love because some people will not listen and I hate repeating myself. I’ll ignore people that are fishing for attention, it doesn’t work with me. I like being around dependable people but I find it hard to rely on others so I do a lot of things alone and that has pissed off some people who would’ve liked to be included. I have strong opinions. I can be really quiet. I listen well but I suck at comforting people with words. I can give you a hug and feed you sweets instead.
I realized that most of my friends aren’t on Steemit so I recently uploaded new images onto my other social media accounts. Doing something as simple as this would comfort most of my friends and it would reassured them that I was indeed alive and well. I was really surprised when I heard an immediate notification ‘ping’ and saw that it was from a friend that I haven’t spoken to for sometime now.
We both live busy lifestyles that have torn us from one another. I was only able to see her once in the past three years and it was to see her off on her journey to live in the Philippines. It’s sad that we’re only now able to talk after she’s traveled so far from me.
Friendship is earned and earning my friendship is fairly simple. Don’t offend me and respect my choices and my efforts.
I have a deep respect for time so I don’t mind giving my friends space when they need it. I might also be the one that needs it the most. I may be an introvert but my friends are always welcome to my space. Plus, I’m always around doing something so I don’t mind the company. I have fun doing nothing and enjoy everything.
I also received a call from my friend Albert and was worried that something wrong had happened. He laughed, saying that he was doing what I do once a month which is to call all of my friends to let them know that I still care about them. We played catch up and chatted about all things Magic related.
It was nice to get his call. I don’t get too many calls these days. We live in a time where posting images is enough and we’re only communicating with one another via text. It’s convenient but I personally love receiving phone calls.
There are days when I realize that my friends are far away and I feel incredibly lonely. I wish I had the time and the money to travel to see them. I want to be in their company, laugh with them, and let them know that I’m still supporting them from the sidelines.