Isn't it weird how you have your home friends, work friends, uni friends, sports club friends, course friends, blah blah blah blah. I do it too but all friends seem to be assigned to a certain category and these categories often never cross paths apart from at big events; e.g your wedding or your funeral!
I am attending my brothers graduation in a few weeks time so I have managed to tie in seeing some of my 'uni' friends and it got me thinking about what a strange concept this categorisation is. I actually do it automatically as I'm sure many of you do when describing a friend or group of friends. Only a few of my very close friends from different categories have met each other, and maybe it is just me, but I realised that I actual seem to compartmentalise my friends [by accident!]
A year has passed since me and my uni friend skipped out of the exam hall and trotted down to the centre of Liverpool for a memorable [sort of...] night out. University is a strange one. You are shoved into an environment that is completely unknown and you are just expected to adapt. Quickly. You are taken from your very comfortable home, often where meals and washing are on tap, and thrown into a dirty student hall that looks a bit like a prison. You meet people that 'you would not be friends with at home' but you also meet people that are your rock throughout your time at uni, as you do several all nighters and spend the day crying over that dreaded dissertation.
Whilst at uni, I watched many of my friends grow and change as I did too. We went through situations which were frankly, beyond shit, I mean I think I would rather lick the tube station floor than go back to second year! But we also went through times which I will never forget and will always stay with me. We cried, laughed and celebrated together and that is how I know they aren't my uni friends, they are my best friends.