The Random Bibliophile

by Renee Alexis

Renee Alexis
20-something Filipina, an introvert who loves young adult fiction, brush pens, Taylor Swift, and BTS. Coffee runs in my bloodstream.


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A Tribute to Friends, My Constants Through The Years

A Tribute to Friends, My Constants Through The Years

I am not so much a people person. If I can get away with it, I will choose to stay inside my room doing my business any time rather than going out and meeting anyone. When I was in grade school, I don't know how to approach people. I don't know how to initiate a conversation and so I didn't have a wide array of friends. Don't get me wrong, I wanted to have friends, I just didn't know how to make friends. I welcome people who make the effort to talk to me. I reciprocate and engage with them. I just don't usually make the first move.

Growing up, I cannot count how many people have come and gone through my life. Through the years, I have learned that not everyone can tolerate my personality. Not everyone has the patience to understand my quirks and weirdness. Not everyone can vibe with me and be with me on the same wavelength. And so, I am very thankful for the handful of friends who stayed.

Today, I only have a few people whom I can really call friends. And I just wanted to write this post to let them know how thankful I am for having them in my life.

Looking through old photographs made me feel emotional tonight. I've had this post in my drafts for years and somehow, tonight, I felt the urge to finish writing it. 

I feel privileged to have met my best girlfriends. The past 2 weeks were a blast as I got to spend time again with them. I got to laugh so hard again, my tummy ached and my eyes teared up. I got to talk about things I don't usually talk about with other people. It was a much-needed reunion after being away from each other for almost 3 years already yet when we saw each other, it's like nothing changed and we just picked it up right where we left off. 

We reminisced through the years. We remembered how we became friends and how we clicked together forming the bond we have right now, and I must say that I feel truly lucky to have these people in my life. These are the people who have been with me through my highs and lows, who know me inside out. I look back at us fighting and making up and having disagreements and it made me feel grateful that even though I have faults and made mistakes, these girls still chose to be friends with me.

I feel the happiest and the most at ease when I'm in their company. It's a wonder how our paths met and now that we have a history of more than ten years with each other, I think it's safe to say that this friendship will stand the test of time. I cherish these girls so much, words aren't even enough to describe how I feel when I think about how thankful I am to have them. 

We've been through so much and even if I don't show it or say it often, I hope you know that I love you girls so much. Thank you for the friendship. 💖 x


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