Friends important part of campus life for student

Song lyrics from the Trace Adkins song “You’re Gonna Miss This” have been repeating over and over in my head lately. “You’re gonna miss this, you’re gonna want this back. You’re gonna wish these days, hadn’t gone by so fast.”
As I sit outside the hospital room, awaiting the arrival of my best friend’s precious baby boy, I can’t help but agree with these words. Where has all the time gone?
I can recall the good memories back when we met in high school and all the things we’ve gone through over the years; prom dress shopping, sleepovers, trips to the movies and heart break. Now, she’s married and has the most beautiful baby ever. Hearing that newborn’s first cry jogged me back to the reality that time is slipping away from us all.
The semester’s already almost over. I’m constantly shocked at how fast a week has flown by. Work and school bogs me down to the point of complete exhaustion and weariness that Monday easily turns into Sunday afternoon and a scheduled, routine week has begun again.
Sometimes I find myself wishing for extra hours in the day, a slower clock and maybe longer daylight, but the problem is … all these things cannot be done. It’s impossible to slow down what’s inevitable … life.
I’ve had a lot of friends over these past few years, but I’ve also lost some. I’ve grown up being a people pleaser, being friends with everybody. My relationships never went deeper than that until I got to college.
A few months into my freshman year, I gained a really amazing group of friends who have been there through every monumental moment in the past three years and have walked with me through finding, losing and rediscovering myself. But, looking back, this only happened from the time and commitment we put into it.
Where one of us was weak, strength was gained from another. We were able to trust each other fully, because of our ability to be completely honest with each other, a characteristic we all deemed important.
This group of friends has shaped who I am today. Through them, I’ve figured out what a real friend is, and what kind of person I want to be towards other people.
I choose to be a good, honest, trustworthy, respectful, loyal individual in a society that seems to really lack all those traits.
Without this group that really, has turned more into sisters rather than just friends, I couldn’t do life. Finding people that can walk with you through everything is important. Nobody wants to be lonely.
People spend too much time sidetracked by the negative things in this world, distracted by the meaningless things.
Life and change is inevitable. The only real solution is to fully live to the best of your ability. It’s important to love greatly, pray often, hope constantly and surround yourself with people good people who actually give a damn about you, because time flies and you have to choose the important things in life.

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