I was on my way home today when on the bus, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a familiar face. She was standing there deep in thought. As she turned her head, her eyes met mine. Puzzlement set in first, followed by disbelief until finally her eyes lit up with joy and excitement as she came to greet me. It had been over a year since I last saw her.
Since coming back to the city, I have met many friends that I have come to know over the last few years. We met walking on the street, on campus, at work, over coffee, over dinner. Everywhere. I have even gone to visit some of my previous coworkers in the pharmacy I did my rotation in. I have always preferred meeting people in person rather than conversing over Facebook and the like because I find it less personable. Listening to my friends’ stories and updates is always exciting but seeing their animated faces, their smiles and feeling that human presence makes that experience truly something special.
While our paths in life have slowly diverged as my friends and I go our separate ways, I try never to forget the people I knew and the people that contributed in their own ways to where I am now. Like today, we do meet at crossroads from time to time and as we journey forward through uncharted roads, it is always nice to see some familiar faces.
Yesterday after exam, I got to speak with some friends about the exams, get their impressions, their feelings about how they did. Same old same old.
Eventually everyone decided it was time to go home and study for the next exam. I was left with just one friend of mine. She had decided to stay a bit longer because she wanted to wish me goodbye.
When you get stressed out, you tend to isolate yourself. Bring some space into your life. Hang out with friends even if it’s to go over concepts over lunch! Or just do something different. Look at me, I only work in the clinic 3 times a week and I split my time as being a stand-up comedian…Didn’t quite expect that right?