For the past few years, I see myself not being part of a large circle of friends. When I was in high school, I observed that I was not part of any clique, which is pretty boring when you check what traditional media is portraying.
To be happy with your high school life, if you’re going to follow the playbook from these TV shows and movies, you need to be popular and have a large barkada that you should hang out with most of your time.
That was not the case for me. I was a nerdy grade-conscious guy that (I believe) nobody understands. After all these years, I admit that this affected the way I socialize with people. I’m afraid that when I open up to them, they’ll not understand and judge me. As a person with low self-esteem and anxiety, I can’t handle this.
Thankfully, as I enter adulthood, that’s not the case anymore (hopefully). I was able to find my own circle of friends that I can rely on no matter what happens. In this stage of my life, I believe that my peers’ love and support could really help me grow and become the person I want to be when I was a child.
It’s not an easy journey to find them. We’ve had some rough times, which is understandable because we’re still finding out what works or not. But I’m just glad that I have these people that I can call my friends.
In this day and age, when the world has become closer because of technology, finding some real friendships have been a struggle for me, myself included. But as long as we know how to adjust and treasure relationships, this could transform into life-long and life-changing friendships that we cannot resist. Indeed, that’s what friends are for, right?