Last month, when I turned 23, I realized that the past year was a "transitioning" year for me. It was a big transition to come home after being away at college for the past 4 years. It was weird living at home again, not having friends around 24/7, and maintaining friendships across the ocean. I guess you can say, that it made me realize who were really my close friends. I love how many different ways of communicating exist, yet for some people, it is a challenge to keep in touch. I think it really depends on how much the friendship means to both sides.
The great blessing has been having new friends in my life and of course continuing to develop the friendships that I made in college. It was so nice having 3 shades come and visit me! We had a blast and I loved having them here in my "world"! So overall, it has been a tough and exciting time of transitioning, but I have learned to accept the changes that have happened and I am looking forward to what else God has in store for me :)