Imagine walking into a bar and seeing all of your past friends in one place for the first time in years. Well that was my Friday night.
I had been looking forward to Friday ALL week. I was so excited to be catching up and going out with two of my closest friends for the first time since my 18th birthday. At this point my only worry was that we wouldn’t all make it out together. We did make it out and were having such an awesome time dancing and laughing however the night turned when we decided to change bars. As soon as I walked into the bar I saw my ex. My anxiety levels were through the roof.
Seconds later I was at the bar downing a shot to try calm myself down.
I knew the only way I was going to enjoy my night would be to go over and clear the air. It had been around 2 years since we had last seen each other. It was the MOST AWKWARD conversation of my life and I quickly got out of there and regrouped with my friends and enjoyed the night.
That was until I realised it was my first night out with these girls in SO SO long and somehow we had gone out the same night that our old friends had all gone out for the first time together in ages as well.
Fate. It works in such mysterious ways. I had to tell everyone how crazy it was. The alcohol really had me talking. However, this realisation brought us all into conversations and probably made friday one of the best nights of my life for 2 reasons.
- It taught me how much I have changed and grown and how important the past has been on who I am today. It made me realise that there are people I need to rekindle with.
- By the end of the night my ex tried to kiss me and I dodged that kiss (or as my sister likes to say I pied him) and having that as closure has never felt so god damn good.
It would mean the world to me if every person reading this went and spoke to one person from their past because if my friends and I never made the effort to rekindle our friendship who knows what I would’ve done on Friday night and who knows what it could do for you.