Oof...so one of my best friends from college left a couple of months ago for Grad school. She went to the grad. school that we'd both visited and planned on attending way back in the day when I was still in college (I graduated 4 1/2 years ago, and it was probably a year or two before that, even). Needless to say, finances and new life directions did not lead me there with her. It took her a while to get there, anyway. So she left about two months ago, and I spoke with her briefly the week after she left. That's the last I heard from her. One of my other very close friends and her met (through me) a couple of years ago and quickly became best of friends...probably wound up closer to each other than they did to me, which was kind of sad to a degree. There for a while, they were constantly in touch and hanging out even while the communication and face-to-face time with me was minimal. It's not anyone's fault, really. My schedule is reversed from just about everyone else's, making it hard to hang out with friends and even my boyfriend during the week. The other friend left a week before Allison to start his third year of college at a 4-year institution in Texas (he'd done his first two at a jr. college here in KC). I heard from him a couple of times via text (excluding two mass emails he'd sent to everyone in his address book) and he indicated he'd heard from my friend Allison and that she was doing well. I've called and texted and emailed, and even tonight when I emailed her, I got the email back stating that her email address no longer existed.
I guess I wonder at what point you just give up? I know our friendship wasn't the strongest ever before she left due to scheduling issues, and she left to go start a new, busy, crazy life a state and a half away. Meh. My other friend is equally distant. I asked him if he knew whether Allison was okay (after a month of silence from BOTH of them). He texted me to tell me he would reply to my email soon. That was, what? Two or three weeks ago. I guess I just need to learn how to branch out and make new friends. I've got my best friend and my boyfriend, and that's pretty much it. I get along with all my coworkers, but I'm not real big on mixing work with non-work. It makes my non-work time start to feel a lot like work, and you can get really tired of those people really fast when you see them both on AND off work.
Sorry so far off topic. Just weighing heavy on my mind.