Friends and I were sitting around my fire pit one night last month. I smiled to myself as I listened to the conversation. Some friends were jokingly asking our friend Elsy when she would marry, and making up friendly songs based on the lyrics of who will marry Elsy El-Chayeb as well. The night was friendly and fun as always. I looked around at the faces of everyone else and saw smiles as well. We were a good group, and we had all been through so much together. I realized how grateful I was for every single person there that night.
Many of the people who I am friends with have been with me since high school. I really didn’t know what to expect on the day that I started at my local high school. I do remember being a bit nervous about it all. But by the end of the school day, I had already made one friend. Continue reading I Make Time for My Friends Whenever Possible