Staying in touch with high school friends is important, as you can always lean on them and have a support system as life progresses. Your high school friends probably know you better than most, and have bond with you forged in the shared memories throughout high school. While you may find it difficult to spend time with them due to your work schedule and other developments in your personal life, you should always make an effort to keep in touch with them. As you grow up, it may be harder to find friends who know you on a personal level and who you can rely on and confide in. Your high school friends have known you for a long time, and were there during your embarrassing moments, successes, and likely when you had your first crush or fell in love.
High school is a challenging time for teenagers, as it is a time of transition to prepare them for higher education and university, life away from the comforts of home. Your high school friends were there to witness your personal growth and failures, and you must continue to maintain good relations with them. Here are some reasons why you should stay in touch with your high school friends.
For many people, the friends they made in high school end up becoming their lifelong friends. Maintaining such a friendship requires mutual trust, effort, respect, and commitment. It is important to show your high school friends how much they mean to you and how much you care for them. This is especially if they have been friends with you for a long time and were always there to help you both in and out of school.
High school friends have a good chance of being your lifelong friends as both you and your friends have grown together, shared similar experiences, and went through that stage of transitioning from teenager to adulthood. High school may probably be the last time where you and your friends did something mischievous together, such as pulling harmless pranks, and it may have been the last years that you got to fully enjoy your life, without feeling overweighed or burdened by your commitments.
All these experiences and memories mean that your high school friends probably know you better on a personal level, and understand your thought process. Likewise, you are more likely to remain close with them due to amount of time spent together and the shared experiences, good or bad. By staying in touch with your high school friends, you can further develop your relationship with them and always have someone to talk to.
Similar Hobbies and Passions
There’s a good chance, your high school friends probably share numerous hobbies and interests with you. Staying in touch with them means that you can continue pursuing similar interests and passions together. This not only improves the relationship but also allows both of you to learn more about your passions and push each other to greater heights. Moreover, if you continue to stay in touch with them, you may also discover that both of you might be experiencing similar successes or struggles. This gives both of you and avenue for support and encouragement.