Growing up I never moved. And I never went far for my friends. They were up the street and down the hill.
I went to the same schools in the same district, one after another after another. When I decided to go to college I went to one just a half hour away.
Maybe this is why I dislike change so much. Maybe this is why I'm struggling now.
A fews year out of college, I stayed close (only about 4 miles from the university). I got married. I got a job. I'm not going anywhere.
I feel like I'm standing still in a stream while everyone moves around me.
I get that change is a part of life. And I know that often it's even harder to move away than to stay put. But that doesn't mean that there are times I feel lonely because my best friends are scattered and I'm here: just a rock in the stream wishing that the current would stop, things would stop changing and those who were scattered would float back upstream to me.
I guess it just makes me more grateful for email, for text messaging and airplanes.