During this wild year, one thing remains strong: friendship. No matter what is taking place in this world, friends have been there. The highs and the lows. The real friends have seen it all and remain true.
Times have been tough. We have been isolated, jobs have been lost, relationships have ended, some have lost loved ones. These situations should not be handled alone. We need community. We need hugs. We need 3-hour long facetime calls with friends.
At the beginning of COVID-19 I was furloughed. I only told my close friends because it was embarrassing and tough for me. The following week, I received multiple venmos from friends with sweet notes like, “have a glass of wine on me” or “get yourself something nice”. These were sweet gestures that made my days brighter.
I became involved in weekly Zoom happy hours where I laughed with friends all over the country and the world. We found comfort in one another. We needed that community and found a way to have it, despite the circumstances.
Regardless of physical isolation, friendships have become stronger. I find contentment in knowing that I am loved and cared for.
Now, with the recent political unrest in this country, I have also been able to lean on friends. Friends, that I agree with, but also friends that I disagree with. Friends can share life experiences and new perspectives that facilitate an open-mind. These friendships have kept me grounded.
No matter the circumstances, friends are there with you. Keep pouring into your valuable relationships and allowing others to pour into you. Friendship stimulates a life of adventure, comfort, and excitement.
AUTHOR - MEET JESSIE PARMENTER
Jessie is a Certified Home Stager. The right side of her brain has taken over her mind allowing the creative juices to constantly be flowing — and we love her for it. Luckily for us, her previous work in hospitality and events have landed her at Creating Home San Diego. In her free time she enjoys surfing, eating (everything), and visiting friends. Email Jessie.