I’ve not watched Game of Thrones properly, but I know the general gist consists of pretty barbaric power struggles. The same can be said between a girl and her girlfriends – only less blood and baby eating (spoiler alert) and more cat fights and Regina George esk bitching.
Thankfully we grow out of it. Only, nobody really talks about not having friends… yet it’s probably the most important thing in our lives. Even more important than a romantic relationship – yet sometimes it can take a while for that to twig. Hence the cat fights and Mean Girls stint.
I’ve grown up feeling like I’ve pretty much failed as a friend. Because I didn’t take big groups with me as I grew up.
I’ve come to accept that you have friends and ‘friends’ – basically people who you click with and people you get on with – and that’s OK. We all need friends and ‘friends’. And even better, sometimes the people you’d never dream of becoming close to become the best friends and people you thought you’d be glued to for the rest of your life become people you had a great time with, but you lost touch with. And again, that’s OK.
So, if you’re feeling a little down about not having a big group of friends, don’t. Take a look at the people you do have and enjoy them. Don’t beat yourself up because, having spoken to my friends, we’ve all been there, we all get lonely and we’ve all had a scraping with a Mean Girl from time to time. Hell you might even be someone else’s Mean Girl!
So, here’s to friendship, happiness and general good times!