Letter to a friend
I've been feeling a bit down since I found out that a friend of mine is moving to another country. I don't know him for very long. (almost half a year or so) But sometimes it doesn't take long to become good friends.
It all started with a casual conversation, a comment on this blog (when I was whining about how hard it is to meet new people in the city) and then we started hanging out. Not much at first, but it became more often gradually. And after a few months on one of our friend group nights, he mentioned that he got an job offer on the other side of the world. He was still thinking about it, although he was 90% sure.
I couldn't say anything at that moment. Since I felt a bit angry and disappointed. But I know that my reasons are selfish. I just didn't want him to go away, certainly not while it all just started. The regular hangouts with the gang, board game nights, going to parties… you name it… we had lot's of fun together. And now this person is just going to leave?! Tears started rolling over my face…
The day after he told us, I didn't want to talk to anyone. I just couldn't deal with it. Although I do understand why someone would accept such a job offer. Hypocritically enough, there was a time I wanted such a future. But now all I could think of was: "Oh no! Now I have to miss my new friend after just getting to know him."
After a few days we met for a talk. He noticed I wasn't doing too well.
I told him how I felt about it. And of course there they were again… those tears.
That talk helped me placing it a bit better. Although I secretly hoped he would stay. His departure wouldn't be for another few months, so we still had some time left. Those months were really awesome! We did so much fun stuff! And I am happy that we spend all those moments together.
But as the D-day is closing in, I get more sad again. I don't like missing people that I like very much. :(
But still I wish him the best on this new chapter in life. And be thankful for our friendship, that it may last even when going on long distances! (I know you will read this at some point)