A friend is very different from an acquaintance. The former is tried and true; the latter only a shadow in one’s life.
Marie Claire Italy
Who do you consider your close friends? How did you meet them?
I’ve been fortunate to make some great friends while I was at different stages of my life. I have some truly wonderful friends from high school who knew me when we first started shopping at Express and first attempted to dress casually cool. I also have a few good friends from graduate school where we bonded over driving through the French countryside and late night sessions gorging on brie and chamembert.
I’ve also met a fairly large number of acquaintances. As an expat, I am part of a large transient community that meets many people who have all called a new place home. Some people are passing friends that we have met through other friends or associations and we may occasionally share a laugh or good meal with them. But I don’t have many deep friendships with all of these otherwise lovely people. I am fortunate to have forged a few friendships here as well though. I know that we are good friends because they have been patient with us when we shifted our focus away from wine laden dinners to home visits filled with worries about newborn eating habits. While I’m bound to make even more acquaintances as I shift into a new community of moms, I am truly appreciative of my good friends (and glad to call a few of you good friends!)
On another note friends, I also wanted to let you know that I will be switching domains to Little Luxury List very soon (you can even see it now!) I’ll slowly be adopting a new design and header as well. Please update your bookmarks and I hope to see you there too!
Have a lovely week!