OLD UNPOSTED POST. SO INTERESTING GIVEN MY RECENT EXPERIENCES.
I’ve read several articles/books/stories about friendship and they all mention a toxic friend. Now, I don’t think I’m the toxic friend, but lately I seem to be truly evaluating my existence as a friend. It may be because it’s the holiday season where everyone is more attentive than usual that I begin to wonder “What type of friend am I?”
If you can’t tell by this blog, I’m a bit of a loner. I have friends. I have great friends. I have friends that I have had for over twenty years. Most of the time, though, I like to be alone. After I leave work some nights, I don’t have a conversation with a single person other than myself…and I actually like it. Perhaps it’s because I spend a lot of my day talking to coworkers and customers giving and taking instructions. Dealing with issues and problems for eight to nine hours a day is draining. So often, when I leave, I just want peace and quiet. Because of this, I often don’t call or see my friends enough.
So I ask, Am I a bad friend? I’m always there for my friends. That is a given.