Changing duty stations every three years makes keeping friendships difficult. I went to 10 different schools from preschool to senior. I was always the new kid. Of course, unless I was attending a DOD school.
The only childhood friend I’ve kept in contact is Lana, my buddy when I was about 12. We occasionally email and share family news. She still funny and outspoken and between us, I thought she’d be the writer. I owe her; at 13 we told stories to each other, just making them up as we went along. The seeds of my writing? If it was it didn’t sprout for another 20 years!
It’s my writer friends that have staying power. I know that meeting up with them, it’s as if we’d never parted. Friends prop you up, take your side, and would lay down bail to get you out of jail… though the really good ones are sitting next to you in the cell!
Have a great day!