I met Nicole during my sophomore year, we quickly became best friends. Going over to her house after school every day became routine. Her family treated me like another daughter and so did mine. Despite moving in separate directions after we graduated we managed to stay in connect and maintain a close friendship. After 6 years of friendship Nicole was one of the very few people that seemed constant in my life. We decided over the summer to plan a trip to New Orleans, we hadn’t seen each other for a while due to living in separate states. In my mind I thought this trip would solidify our friendship and be a fun experience for both of us.
We arrived in New Orleans around 2pm on a Thursday afternoon. We checked into our hotel, a place called The Pelham. After putting away our bags and a quick outfit change we were off. Our first order of business was to get something to eat. We stumbled upon a little German place with excellent yelp reviews not far from our hotel so we decided to try it. After browsing the menu I ordered the schnitzel and she got a chicken sandwich. I thought it was a little strange to order something that you could...
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...t restaurant in New Orleans it dawned on me. As much as I like my friend and we’ve known each other for so long, she might not be a friend who I keep into my adult life. Now I’m not cutting people out of my life for their boring eating habits, but I did realize that she was someone I would most likely never travel with again. I enjoyed her company but the whole experience just kind of seemed like a waste on her, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. Some people just don’t want to leave there comfort zones, and I’m slowly realizing that I need people in my life who will challenge me to do things and have new experiences. This was a hard lesson to learn because I thought at this point in my life that the friends I knew in high school and college would always be around. I knew we were all changing but now I’ve realized how far in different directions we can go.
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