September 2006 - Celebrating 10 years with my other half.
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"Don't chase people. Be you, do your own shit and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you".
As I get older, I feel this way. Whether rightly or wrongly. In this day and age of social media, you would think it would be easier for everyone to stay in contact. Or perhaps it is more that some people don't want to make time, despite these easy methods of staying in touch.
Over 10 years ago we celebrated our 10 year anniversary, so invited some friends over. 10 years on, I am planning on celebrating my 20th year of living in France - actually falls on this month. Over the years since the above photo was taken, most of those in it are no longer in contact with us. Or are, but we rarely hear from them.
In between, we've had two children, my Grandma and my Mum have since passed away and I also nearly popped my clogs too. I think all these events sort of make you realise who cares and who doesn't. Lets just say I've been disappointed by a lot of people, both friends and family.
So these days I no longer chase after people... I know who those are who have time for us and who in turn we have time time for... It does hurt when people snub you. But we are better than that.