Friday, August 14, 2015

Favorite Pin Friday | Volume 18

Pinterest is loaded with recipes, DIYs, decorating tips, workout plans, the list goes on and on, but it also has some good quotes that serve as reminders or motivators in some cases. I have a whole board dedicated to them. The board is called Words of Wisdom and you can check it out here. Warning, it's a lot of random stuff, but isn't that what wisdom is...the knowledge of a whole bunch of stuff? Ok, maybe that's not completely right, but that's how I define "wise," having insight because of experience. That being said, one of the pins I ran across earlier this week reminds me how important quality over quantity is.

As we grow up, we realize it becomes less important to have a ton of friends, and more important to have real ones.

When you go to college you meet a ton of new people. Everyone's different, the environment is different. During college you're growing as a person because every situation is new and challenging. You're figuring yourself out. By senior year most of your friends are probably similar to you because you've narrowed down the list of people you want to be around. After college...boy oh boy do things change. You start to realize which people are truly there for you even if they're 200+ miles away. All of a sudden your "group" gets smaller and I'm here to remind you...that's ok!

I spent the first few years out of college realizing who my true friends were and the people who had similar goals. I didn't have time for those who would drag me down. I needed (and wanted) to surround myself with genuine people. Slowly my circle got smaller and smaller until I had a handful of really great people supporting me. Along the way you pick up new friends who come and go based on life changes.

For me, a good friend is honest, unselfish, successful/goal oriented, and genuine.

If you have people in your life who are bringing you down or making your life difficult, I'm not telling you to drop them, but maybe it's time to consider who has the most positive impact on your life.

Don't forget to evaluate how you are as a friend too! No one is perfect. Maybe you could reach out a little more or offer advice more frequently. Make an effort to stay involved in a person's life.

Was this too deep for a Friday? Remember when I started this blog and I said I wanted to share daily life, struggles, ambitions, and everything in between. Well here ya go! Hope you have a great weekend and check back Monday for a post. Thanks for visiting, I hope you leave me love in the form of a comment, I love hearing from you. Until next post...xoxo Becca


  1. This is so true. I saw this quote on Pinterest the other day that kind of surprised me a little bit, it said, "If you're not losing friends, you're not growing up." I thought, "Well that's kinda harsh." But it's not really. People grow apart sometimes and that's okay. True colors always show themselves.

    On the other hand, life will give you monumental people who remain steadfast figures in your life and there for you when they need them! I'm so glad to have you as one of my people! You're such a good friend and I greatly appreciate you and the big heart you have!! ❤️

    1. Well said! Thank you, I'm glad you're "one of my people" too :)


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