Every relationship you form within your life has a reason. You will meet people you believe will be your ‘forever friends’ and then, you’ll actually meet your ‘forever friends’. You will fight endlessly with your family and you will love them unconditionally. You will lose the people you thought you’d never lose. This is because over time, you grow and change, and so do the people around you. From there, the relationship shifts, and the things that kept you together are no longer there. That’s okay.
The truth is, every person has a part to play in your life. Sometimes, once they’ve played their part, there’s no necessity for them to stay. And you don’t need them to. The best thing about being human is, without even trying to, you will form relationships over and over. Some will stay, some will go, some will be a fleeting moment. But, they’ll still be part of who you are.
I love family. They are the people you grow up with and share the same blood with and they are one of the strongest relationships you could ever have. There’s always this controversy with blood being thicker than water. But blood aside, these people watched you grow and change, and they are still there.
Friends are an even crazier version of a family. They can’t even use the blood excuse. By choice, a relationship was formed, and they have also seen every side of you that there is to see. They are tied to you because they choose to be.
Now, classmates. Most people wouldn’t even say they have a ‘relationship’ with their peers. But during year 11 prom, I was happy to be surrounded by the people I had been with for 5 years. The exact same people I had classes with, exams with, and grown with.
Sixth form is different. The friends you make there will carry you through a time where you’re unsure about who you are and who you want to be. Sometimes they’re forever friends. Regardless, each relationship will be different and each relationship will make you, you.