The time has come for many of my friends to finish out their semesters at school and head home while I leave to start my semester.
I have heard from many of them that it's weird the way my school handles our semesters, but I love it. I really enjoy being able to go to school during the summer in Idaho rather than spending the summer in Texas because at least this way I get a nicer, more endurable summer. It's hard as well. I rarely get to see my friends because we are either always coming and going when the others are doing the opposite. I end up going home when their semesters are about to start.
But, somehow, a few of my friends and I have found ways around this issue. In fact, this time around when I was getting ready to go back to school, my best friend was coming home the day before I left and we weren't sure we'd get to see each other, but we did. We made plans and we stuck to them. It was something that we decided was the best we could do in order to see each other. I am so glad that I stayed up later that night so I could see her.
The four months prior to this I had very little interaction with my friends in the area because I was always required to watch my nephew or because they were busy. Either way, we never got to see each other and it was really hard. I don't do well with no interaction with my friends. I was struggling, but seeing her that night made it better. I got to talk and laugh with my best friend and even though I was leaving and she was coming home, we knew that it didn't matter.
When you are truly friends with people, you make time to see them.
Even if it's only for a few short hours.
Even if it is as one is coming and one is going.
Even if you are miles apart for most of the year.
You can still make time to see your friends.
So, if you find yourself in a situation where you are missing your friends, tell them. Find out when your time at home or away overlap and plan something. Stick to your plans. You will be grateful for it. Trust me, I know I am.