Washington, DC — The transition from high school to college can be very bittersweet. On one hand, you’re thrilled to be starting a new chapter of your life, meeting new people, and gaining a lot more independence. On the other hand, you’re probably going to miss your old friends constantly.
Once graduating high school and going away to college, you most likely won’t be able to speak to your hometown friends every day. Slowly but surely, your and your friends’ everyday text messages will turn into monthly life updates.
But don’t fret! Keeping in contact with childhood/high school friends can be very easy. With a little effort, you can keep in touch with your high school besties and maintain those valuable connections for years to come.
Yes, it can be time-consuming and a source of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), but it’s also one of the best ways to stay in touch with friends/acquaintances. Make sure you’re following your friends on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, or whatever platforms you use to keep up with their latest life updates.
Major Life Events
Speaking of what your friends are up to, make sure you’re keeping track of their major life events. Did someone just have a birthday? Send them a card or a thoughtful text message. Did someone get their dream job? Don’t be afraid to congratulate them. Did someone experience hardship or death in their family? Offer your support and let them know you’re there for them.
Life in College
Don’t be afraid to make new friends in college! Yes, your high school friends are irreplaceable, but it’s also healthy and exciting to expand your social circle. Your college friends may have different interests and perspectives, but they can also improve your life in college in very unexpected ways. Make sure you’re balancing your time and priorities so that you’re not neglecting your high school friends in the process.
This guest post is in partnership with True Star Media.