Friday, February 04, 2005


This is all I could come up with this week for Illustration Friday. I blame it on lack of time and the subject. My simple illustration is a memory from childhood when getting a best friend really was this simple.

I have talked about this here before. I have not had a close friend for a few years. When I quit a job of fifteen years almost three years ago the work friendships I had fizzled away, and I haven't had any close friends since then. I have bounced around in a few jobs and have many acquaintances and internet friends, but it is not the same.

I miss not having a close friend, but I blame myself for not being able to "keep" friends. I am not a very good friend. I dislike talking on the phone, and I avoid phone calls like the plague. I also feel that I am bothering people, so I don't keep in touch. I think this is because I am terribly insecure, but don't let people know this. My strange personality doesn't help either. At times I am an extreme extrovert and love being around people. But I also crave solitude and at times I become a hermit and only leave my house when forced (literally). Some people just don't understand this.

I wish finding and keeping a friend was as simple as it used to be. Best Friends Forever, just check the YES box.
posted by Kelly @ 2/04/2005 06:17:00 PM  
  • At February 04, 2005 10:50 PM, Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said…

    I actually really like your illo but that's not what I was going to say.

    I am very similar! My "friends" online think I am totally outgoing because I am here but in person it takes a while for me to warm up and I am very shy and quiet. I know what you mean about wanting solitude. I get tired after I'm with a bunch of people for a while! I get my energy back by being alone and creating. I think this must be the same for a lot of artist-types.

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