April 16, 2020

Friendships In The Digital Age

I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying, “Good friends are hard to find and even harder to keep,” and as a fully-functional adult in today’s easily distracted world, this is incredibly true for me and I am sure, for many of us.

One of the most precious things in this life, I believe, is deep and meaningful friendships, the kind where you can truly be yourself, shed all pretenses and bare your soul knowing that you and your friends will still be there for each other and continue to love each other no matter what.

So this blog post is basically a shout-out to all of my closest friends, my support group, my “soul sisters”, who have always been there for me, taken the time to care and listen to me, advise me and cheer me on. I hope I do the same for you and I hope we will continue to be the best of friends!

In a world where swiping left or right is considered the new normal, it gets increasingly difficult to make a connection. I have heard so many people telling me that it is not easy to establish contact, to build trust and to create a bond, let alone have even one true friend, a loyal friend, a friend who truly deserves to be called a “friend”.

Sure, we all have plenty of acquaintances – anyone can have a million followers on Instagram or Tik Tok, have a ton of business contacts, wave or smile to everyone that we see every day but how lucky are we to be able to say that we have one true honest-to-goodness friend, a person who truly loves us for who we are, who wants the best for us, who is unendingly loyal and will support us when times are tough?

It’s true that many of us are lonely even though we’re constantly surrounded by people and this can be detrimental to your mental and emotional health.

Which is why, my friendships are my top 5 most important things in life, meant to be cared for and nurtured, like a gentle plant exposed to the elements. And I must admit, I don’t think life would be as amazing without my closest friends, it will feel like something is missing; I rely on my closest people for support, advice, love, fun and laughter. They also keep me grounded when I need it most and they are always ready to have a heart-to-heart. This is even more important as my family (as are theirs) is in another state, and I came to Bali all on my own.

One of my most treasured memories from 2020 is my birthday dinner which took place in early March at Ultimo Restaurant in Seminyak. It’s one of my most favourite restaurants and the lovely ambience, good food, good friends, positive vibes and great music all added up to a wonderful and memorable night that I will keep in my heart forever.

Let’s face it, we need people in our lives and good friends will help you grow, build your self-esteem and become an overall happier person!

Do you have a friend that you cherish and treasure? Tell me more about your friendships in the comments below!

 

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