19 1 / 2013
My friend tweeted this:
and it’s strange to think that this show ended 9 years ago. Yes, it’s been almost a decade since Friends went off the air.
For reference, Ben Geller turns 18 this May.
Frank Jr. Jr., Leslie, and Chandler Buffay turned 14 this past October.
Erica and Jack Bing turn 9 this May.
And I’m curled up in a corner, crying over how much time has passed.
To quote Joey “We’re all getting so old.”
Oh my god.
01 1 / 2013
Thinking, as ever. And it dawned on me just how huge this year has been; one of loss, one of fear, one of change, and one of being completely out of my comfort zone for about 80% of it.
I’ve said a heartbroken goodbye to first my great aunt and then her sister, my gorgeous grandmother; I’ve seen my parents struggle more than ever before, with illness, stress and grief; I’ve turned down a second chance with someone I will probably always have feelings for; I’ve stood up for myself despite knowing it can cause trouble; I’ve seen myself through other people’s eyes and decided it’s not quite what I want to be; I’ve turned my world upside down and made changes I was terrified of.
But while it’s been very hard in places, I’ve laughed a lot too. Highlights include an amazing and unforgettable weekend at Lovebox, a perfect true friendship-filled holiday in Ibiza, a new job working with amazing people I can look up to, discovering dating isn’t so bad, and spending time with my brilliantly dysfunctional family whenever I can.
I hope this year is a little less unsettling, but if not at least now I know I can get through it and come out the other side smiling…