I have spent a lot of time this past week thinking about my friends, new and old. I feel that I am making a effort to keep up to date with my Georgia and Florida friends, even though I am much farther away. Facebook makes this fairly easy, at least for those people that acutally use and update fb. I have sent some personal emails to people, just saying hi and asking how things are going. Most people have replied, but a few have not. I honestly didn't expect to maintain all my friendships, certainly not at the same level, but I really thought it would take longer than 6 weeks before people didn't bother replying. That is hard to accept. Maybe people are just busy. Maybe I expect to much.
As I am here in Guatemala, I have meet some awesome people. 90% of the folks here are super friendly and hang out a lot. Its a lot like college. We are all in this place so we mine as well make the best of it. I wonder, however, how many of these new friends, that I will still talk to in 5 years. The whole reason, season, lifetime thing. People come into you life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Are we simply just riding out a season or 2 while in Guatemala? Or will some of these new friends become lifetime friends. I certainly hope that many are lifetime. But who knows. Outside of facebook, I talk to 1 friend from my undergrad days. (Love you Colleen) and about 4 from my master's.
Time will tell! :)
P.S. My house is suppose to be painted this week and the rest of my furniture delivered. Once that is done, I will post pictures of my new casa!