Recently, I have been thinking about friendships and life and how both are things that change as we grow. We are no longer close to people we used to call best friends and life can have people moving in different directions. It is sad, but like the good and the bad, it is a fact of life.
As I reflected on these two things, I also remembered something my old life coach once told me. At the time, I was feeling lost and not particularly close to many people. (Similar to how I feel now, to be honest) When I asked her about this, she pointed out that friendships are like an auditorium. Not everyone can sit next to you, nor can they all be close to you.
For example, what I share with one friend I might not share with another. Activities I do with my best friend might not be appropriate to do with a co-worker friend. The same thing goes for life. Things I might do in one situation might not be appropriate in another situation.
The point is, there are times and places for people and things in life. It may be difficult, but it is something that needs to be accepted in life. It in no way means one person is less or more important than another, it just means that they serve different purposes. It took me a long time to realize this, but the more I think about it, the more it makes me appreciate people and the purpose they serve in my life.