Each of us has a core group of friends we're closest too. These people are dear to us, and having them in our lives makes life just that much better. Having several close people can really help out, and I feel each person should have at least two of three.
Kaitlin, my sister, became close with me because we had interesting conversations on different points of view we had vs our parents beliefs. Both of us are more open with each other than with other members of family, due to mutual understandings and intellectual alignment. One of the early activities which helped develop our closeness was golf, we both liked to go to the range and hit a bucket or two off. Other activities we did together included play Call of Duty and go for long walks while taking photographs, or just enjoying the silence of night time. This gave us a chance to talk while being physically active.
Quincy was in a few of my business classes and shares many similar points of view. He ended up working at Apple on my recommendation, and we both went to the same college and university. Often we would meet up once a week and hung out for the day. There were many deep conversations about reality, time, consciousness, life, humanity etc. He is the closest friend I've ever had, and he knows me better than anyone.
Angie and I worked together for a number of years. We started hanging out through mutual friends and eventually our own friendship blossomed. I believe Angie's vibrational frequency is very close to my own, closer than anyone else I know presently. In fact, we've had a number of occasions where we were doing the same thing, at roughly the same time as each other, and brought it up at the simultaneously later on (we're 12 hours time difference apart). Thankfully, I won't be missing Angie for much longer, she is planning to join me here in Tianjin, China in the coming weeks!
Toni was introduced to me year ago through a mutual friend when she (Toni) invited us (our mutual friend and I) over for games; her and I got along well. Once we hung out a few times, we became close, quickly. I like Toni a lot, she's a no bullshit, friendly, outgoing awesome girl who has an electric energy I soak up! Hopefully, I cross paths with her in Thailand during her winters there!
Like Angie, Paul and I met through work. And like all others, Paul is open minded and makes me think! Many nights have been spent having psychological conversations after a delicious meal and several drinks! Paul has been integral to a big percentage of the personal growth I've experienced over the past four years. I am thankful and grateful for all the time he has spent mentoring and guiding me through events in my life -- this guidance included observing me make some blind mistakes, despite his guidance and in my ignorance. We learn by doing, more is remembered from a failure than a easy success. Paul, every single meal and stiff drink you've prepared for me has been excellent!
During the past four years in Toronto, I had built up this tight group who became my family. I would often spend time with them, and in lengthy conversation. There were many laughs and personal questions causing me to pause and think. This period was a time of strong growth and development. These five individuals have had a significant influence on my life, and have played a part in my identity today.
Now, I live on the other side of the world, and I won't get to see them in person for a very long time. I'm really hoping my move overseas has been an encouragement for them to come and visit! I'd be happy to have them here and show them around. Of course, we can do video calls and message, but, it's not the same as having a session and talking through the topic is for a few hours.
I miss them, I would like it if they were here to enjoy the beautiful weather and delicious food of Tianjin! There are many nice people here and much I'd like to share. We've all spent time together in Canada, how about instead, we expand our horizons and meet up while abroad now?! Let's Live Global!