I wasn't popular in high school. I was just overly involved in clubs and organizations that I was able to be good friends with so many people. I called them my best friends and they were willing to call me their best friend. Since freshman year, every one knew that I was going to leave home. That didn't stop them from wanting to be close to me. In fact, that's why my best friends and I became close.
At graduation, I was in tears. Tears, tears and more tears came out. I could not believe that after four years, my friends and I were separating and headed our own paths. Yet, we all promised that we would keep in touch.
Two years later and I have not been in close contact with many of my so-called best friends.
The thing is that we were all too busy for each other. We all just had different schedules, which made it difficult to keep in contact. When I first realized this, I took it personally. I didn't know what to do and thought that I could not survive without them.
Boy, was I wrong.
I'm still in college, struggling to get that perfect GPA that will help me land my dream job. My high school friends are probably doing the same thing. We've also have had the chance to meet other amazing people. In my case, I've had the chance to meet so many amazing people that are now my true friends. They have literally seen me at my worse (cough cough Finals Week cough cough) and at my best. That was when I realized that it was fine to say goodbye to old friends.
It was hard letting go of old ties from back home (with a large amount of lost tears), I've come to realize that it's okay to say goodbye to those friends. It's part of the circle of life. People come and go through your life, but if they were meant to in your life, they will find a way to stay. I've had a few friends from back home still keep in contact every few weeks with a Skype or phone call, but others, I haven't heard from in forever.
Latinitas, do not be afraid to lose friends. Sometimes that is what's supposed to happen. It's sad, yes I know, but it's always for the better. If it was meant to be, your friends will come back to your life.