I feel like I say this so much, it’s amazing to me how much people change over the course of a couple years, or even only a couple weeks. I suppose it all depends on their experiences and reactions over that time. You could leave someone for a moment and come back to a completely different person.
It’s part of growing up too, I suppose. My two closest friends left at such a turning point in our lives. One of them is home and it still catches me by surprise me once in a while how much we’ve grown to become such different people. Our values are so vastly different, and yet, we’re still so much the same people.
I have another friend that I’ve known since we were babies who has grown into such a disappointing creature. Every time I talk with her I’m consistently saddened by the direction she’s let her life take. She had opportunity, but she let her self be ignorant, she let her self become the person she is. She was the strange girl in high school who enjoyed the “weird” taunts and pretended she didn’t understand anything until she no longer did. She has a younger sister who has so much incredible potential, she’s still so young it scares me to think she’ll go down the same road.
Life is so strange.