Wow. A second day in a row. I might actually get through a week before disappearing on this meme again. 😉
So today would be Day 9:
Day 9: Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
I’m sure there have been plenty of people that this could apply to, but there are a couple who I can think of right off. I guess I should go with those, since my brain is having its own “Freudian slip” by me thinking about them.
I didn’t want to let go of Marakie. She was probably my closest friend while I was at A&M, but I haven’t talked to her in over a year now. She’s from Ethiopia and, after she graduated from A&M (and then Tulane), she went back there. We stayed in contact while she was there, but after she moved back to the States, she seemed to disappear off my radar. I guess that maybe real life got to be too much or something. I don’t know. I miss her, but I guess that (for now) our friendship is on hiatus.
I’m not as close with other people from my past, as I had been. I think for a long time the first person who would have popped into my mind is Stephanie. Oddly, since we reconnected on Facebook, I don’t feel that drifting feeling anymore. I guess just knowing that she is still there, and that she still exists, gives me some level of hope that I had lost for so long.
The only other person that I can truly think of right off would be John Allen. He was my lab partner in Chem I during my sophomore year of high school. I had a crush on him that lasted quite a while. I would write him notes every day that year. If I didn’t, he would make some comment about how I hadn’t written him and he would act depressed. (He told me at one point that he had the notes stored somewhere at home.) He was also the only guy that I would willingly let copy my homework in the three classes we shared. (Everyone else ended up copying off of his copy of my homework.) I finally told him after the end of his Junior year (right after I took the GED & before I started to college) that I’d had a crush on him. We lost touch after that until we reconnected on Facebook. He deactivated his account around the time that our mutual friend was (accidentally) killed, and I haven’t heard from him since. I miss having the ability to just send him a message, and I miss sometimes getting a message from him. (He was the only person to tell me happy birthday on my 16th birthday and he was the first one to say it to me on Facebook.) I miss him teasing me about my lack of driving skills. I even miss him copying my homework. So, I definitely think he belongs in this post.
And now I feel completely embarrassed at how reliant I’ve become on Facebook for my interpersonal relationships.