I went to a friend’s wedding last night and had a mini reunion with 2 girls that I’d hang out with when we were in grade school. One of them grew up just down the street. It’s been 5+ years since we’ve seen each other. Both of them are in the film industry in one way or the other.
I was amazed with how much they genuinely wanted to help me out after school. I was blown away by it, and I hated myself for not getting in touch with them sooner, not because they’re in film, but because they were my first good friends. We’d sleep over each other houses, spend whole summers together. We had drifted apart—I was way younger than them and they went on to college while I was still a high school freshman.
I’m going to try and make more of an effort this year to connect with friends, past and future ones. Try and limit my hermit tendancies. Just be there for people.