In an earlier post we talked about redefining our friendships and deciding who we really want to keep around and who needs to be cut off. But cutting off toxic people is only the beginning of a long journey to letting that relationships go. Today we're gonna talk a little bit more about what happens after you "break up" with the friends that were dragging you down.
One of the most daunting tasks that falls on your shoulders as soon as you reach the ripe old age of however-old-you-are-when-your-parents-stop-helping-you-with-everything is scheduling your first (and second and third and-) doctors appointment on your own. From committing to being somewhere at a certain time to figuring out what you're even supposed to say, it's difficult all around. While I don't have an unending supply of knowledge in this area, I'll happily share what I do know - and hopefully make you feel a little less alone on your journey to being an official "adult".
One thing I've learned since heading out in the world "on my own" is that friendship is one of those things that changes naturally as you grow older. But the more important lesson that I've learned is that you really do get to choose who your friends are. And that has taken on a lot more meaning in the last few weeks than I could've imagined.