I need to take a moment and just appreciate someone special to me. A couple of weeks ago, my friend was concerned with how I was doing, and she reached out to me. It’s rare nowadays to have someone actually reach out and express their concerns and feelings. It SHOULD be happening all the time, but it just doesn’t. And it made me appreciate her so much because sometimes I feel like people don’t see how I’m really doing because I try to hide it. Not only did she reach out, she invited me out for brunch and to just hang out. As an adult, it’s really hard to make friends. Even harder to make true, wonderful, loyal friends who actually care about you and your wellbeing. I have to say, that was probably one of the best friend times I have ever had. It was so nice to just sit down with a friend, get to know each other better, and to have deep conversations. I’m so tired of having the typical surface level conversations with people over and over again like, “How was work?,” “How’s your girlfriend/boyfriend?”. I’m sick of those questions. That morning was honestly so amazing and opened my eyes to how I can be a better friend too. It’s not always about going out and making memories, but sometimes it’s just about getting to know the person next to you. Finding out about their family, their fears, their goals in life . Those conversations just don’t happen anymore. And they need to. She’s inspired me so much, and I don’t think she realizes just how much I appreciate her. So Jess, if you’re reading this THANK YOU FOR BEING AN AMAZING FRIEND AND A WONDERFUL WOMAN! Can we please have brunch again soon? Love you to the moon! 

I am challenging everyone who reads this, to reach out to one of your friends whether it’s someone you see everyday, someone you’re just friends with on Facebook, or even someone who just works with you. Reach out to them, don’t be afraid to invite them for dinner, or a drink, or a movie, or even a walk to Starbucks. Do it. Because you just don’t know what’s going on underneath the surface. I promise it’ll be well worth it. 



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