Dear Dot

By Fatima K - January 30, 2016

Friendship, real friendship, is something that is often hard to find. I say 'often' because  friendship requires a degree of trust. You have to trust someone enough to let them be your friend, to tell them things, to care and to be genuinely happy for them.

Unfortunately I know a lot of people who find it very hard to be genuinely happy for others - like what have you got to lose from being happy for someone? Aaaarrgh!!

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Back to it...You spend time with these people, send texts, emails, letters, phone, listen, cry, laugh so hard your stomach hurts for days after. That to me is friendship. What's most important, however, is knowing that someone is there for you. Knowing that no matter how far away they are, they are only a text or phone call away. That it's ok if we aren't in constant communication with each other, they are there. That, to me, is the most important thing. And it's the best feeling in the world. People do care for you. 
So to my friends, thank you. :)

Anyway, why this sudden outburst of soppy talk on my blog? Well, a very close friend of mine took a giant leap and began her travels around Australia last month. And I'm so pleased she's doing this! I told her I'd write a post on us and couldn't, for ages, decide how I was going to do this. But I'm doing it. This is it.

Thank you Dot. Thank you for sharing this with me and proving that distance is just a number. We - I think anyway-  have already gone through the distance test. We were apart for university and still good friends. We've grown as people and life has taught us many different lessons, both good and bad and through it all, we are still friends. So yes, the fact that you are in Australia, although it's upsetting because it's so darn far away, doesn't worry me much.

In fact I'm super pleased for you! I'm so pleased that you are taking the steps you've wanted to for a long time, that you are getting out and living - we all have to try! And I know you are worried that it may not go as planned but that's all part of the adventure. It's all a learning curve. I know you'll be great.

Be yourself - be who you want to be - because that's the Dot I know and love.

It doesn't matter how often we meet or talk because let's face it, the distance and time difference isn't really doing us any favours! What matters is that you are there for me and I am here for you. Have fun!!!

So this is a little weird but yes... Good luck Dot :) Love you lots! xxx

Also, one last thing before I finally sign off, keep an eye out for Dot because it may be that she decides to start a travel blog! How awesome would that be!?! If she does I will definitely share the link with you all. :)

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  1. Love this post. Good luck to your friend!
    I think it's not required to talk each and every single day to be called the best of friends. It's really nice when you can meet your friends after a very long time and still be around and talk to each other like nothing ever changed.

    -Kathie K
    A Sea Change

    1. That's the best kind of friendship - when things may change but your friendship with that person doesn't :) x

  2. I love this post, it seems like you're both really great friends! Hope her travels go well.

    Corinne x


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