Are you still close friends with people with whom you went to college?
If yes, and if you’re still looking forward to creating new life experiences with them, you’re fortunate.
“Friends are the family you choose.” ~Jess C. Scott, The Other Side of Life
In friendship, you don’t “have to” take any actions. You take particular actions because you “want to” take them.
In friendship, there are no social boundaries, no looking good, just pure you … Imperfect and vulnerable.
And that’s the beauty of it. I am fortunate enough to have a few such friends who have been with me in thick and thin times and my words always fall short to describe our friendship.
Though physical distance has increased over the years as I relocated to Ahmedabad 9 years ago, there hasn’t been any mental distance whatsoever and we have always enjoyed spending time with one another.
For last 3 years, at least once per year, we choose to spend time … just 2-3 days … alone. Without anyone’s spouse, children or any other family members.
Idea is to recreate the carefree and stressless life experiences again without much worrying about Bank balances, the decreased amount of investments or increased size of the belly.
2nd weekend of July 2016 enjoyed one such trip. On Friday, we started from Rajkot, drove to Diu via Sasan/Gir, and returned on Sunday.
While the places we visited were good, the memories we created together are priceless. Here is a PhotoLogue of our trip: