I am currently on a journey of finding myself, following my intuition, and becoming fully happy with life. One thing I’ve come to realize is the fact that I am outgrowing people I’ve known for more than half of my life. I am outgrowing my friends.
I’ve known most of my friends since I was a teenager in middle school. We remained friends throughout high school and early adulthood. Now that I am 25, I have developed a new mindset.
Once your mindset changes, the things around you change. The things you once enjoyed no longer interest you. My friends and I no longer have the same interests. When we were in our younger 20’s we would drink, party, hang out at each others houses, and just laugh at foolishness. I had many of my “firsts” with them. We all started adulthood together. However, life has moved us in different directions.
We are now on different paths. I no longer find pleasure in the things that once made us close. When I am around them, I feel that I no longer fit in. I want to talk about goals, ambitions, and real adult topics. I no longer enjoy cracking on each other or laughing at foolishness. I enjoy having adult conversations. I no longer enjoy the childish antics that we once did. I want to explore and experience new things. I want to visit different cities and states. I no longer want to sit around at the same bars or the same clubs.
I know this will be a tough pill to swallow, but I am no longer the young wild guy that they knew me as. I want to continue my growth, follow my intuition, and let go of what I feel is holding me back. I will always love and cherish them for being a part of my life, but I have to move forward.