The anchor of my life was sailing on my ship last week! 🚢 I may have outgrown her lap, but I’ll never outgrow her heart. Besties for life. I am a tough cookie only because this strong woman raised me, and I couldn’t be more proud of her. I am so grateful I got to share this experience with her after all she has given me. Enjoy these pics of my queen and I exploring Lisbon for the afternoon, part 1! ❤️🌴☀️🍹✨🚢🇵🇹😍👸🏽
~~sappy bullshit below~~ I’m learning a lot on this trip, mainly how transitory the people in your life are.
I feel like growing up we are bombarded with what friendships are supposed to be like, portrayed in media as this (typically) constant and unwavering bond. One of the most popular television shows ever is just about a group of friends living together and constantly being around one another. I think growing up I internalized a lot of what I saw in movies and on TV as what real life was supposed to be like, and when it didn’t pan out that way it originally really threw me for a loop.
Where was MY sitcom-esque friend group that lived together in a NYC apartment and had inside jokes that ran for seasons? Why didn’t I get swept off my feet in high school by some jock and have a high school sweetheart like in every Disney channel movie ever?? It never made sense to me until very recently that just because someone is in your life doesn’t mean they are obligated to remain there. That unless you spend an insane amount of time with a person they are not your friend, and didn’t matter, or didn’t mean something to you.
I’ve met people on this trip that have taught me things I’d have never known or even thought to ask about. I’ve spent a single night with some people, a few days with others, and even travelled to a separate country with someone I met abroad on a whim. Since everyone is transient and going to different places at different times you learn to simply enjoy what’s happening now.
I might never see anyone I had the privilege of meeting on my trip ever again, but just learning to be okay with that and not letting it have an impact on the present is something all these people have inadvertently helped me learn. Crazy two day romances that turn into ghosting, a friend who takes the day to show you his home town on your first day in Morocco, a group for one night sharing music on a balcony because the power in the fucking hostel went out....so many people so far have come and gone and yet I feel so at peace with it.
BUT YEAH THAT WAS GROSS AND SAPPY BUT HEY IF INSTAGRAM CANT BE MY DIARY THEN WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR PEACE OUT SUCKAS 🤙🏼👻🤙🏼👻🤙🏼