Monday, 4 July 2016



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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. 

Charlotte x

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  1. This is a really interesting post, I definitely find my friends are in groups too but I kind of like it that way as I'm too sure they'd all get along!

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    1. Hahah that is so true!! Thank you for reading!!

      Charlotte xx

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  2. What a lovely post. Unfortunately I lost touch with my uni friends. I graduated over 5 years ago and everyone went their separate ways.

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    1. Yes I guess that is what happens after you graduate, I am still clinging on to mine! Thanks for reading!

      Charlotte x

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  3. Lovely post! Gemma x
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  4. It's so strange. The concept of friends because we keep separating them into categories but still consider them good friends. I have school friends, dramatic society friends, blog friends but I still love them equally <3

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    1. Yeah exactly, it isn't a contest but I was just thinking, how bizarre that we do this!

      Charlotte x

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  5. I've never thought about it this way but it is a really good point. I only really have one friend left from my uni bunch these days and we hated each other during first and second years but I'd definitely consider her my best friend now x

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    1. Hahah that is often how friends go!! Thank you for reading!

      Charlotte x

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  6. I haven't really thought about labeling my friends in ages. I guess that as I got older, and certain things like school and extracurricular became less relevant, everyone just became a "friend" to me. Regardless though, having close friends from youth is definitely a very special thing!

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    1. Yes that's very true, they are definitely starting to merge!

      Charlotte x

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  7. This is definitely something to think about, I have never ever thought of it this way but you're right, I too categorized my friends that way. I do have two best friends though and only two of them that are not categorized.

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    1. I think, like some of the other comments, as you get older this seems to vanish and your friends just merge into one!

      Charlotte x

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  8. Absolutely loved reading this post - so sweet and sincere! And I must agree, so true how we categorize our friends into different groups. I do try to mix them up but it's so much harder then it seems! In any case, I'm happy you were able to make such lovely friends at Uni :)
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    1. Aw thank you!! Mixing them up can sometimes go one way.. Or the other!!

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  9. I totally get what you mean about compartmentalising your friendships into groups, I do it all the time! Haha

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    1. Thanks for reading Anjelique!

      Charlotte x

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  10. This was such a lovely post and I loved reading it. It is true that we seem to label our different groups of friends without meaning to. We associate them with how we met them but that doesn't mean they're any less friends than others. It also is so true about univeristy being a slightly bizarre experience but friends are what get you through it. Enjoy your brothers graduation! Katie xx

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    1. Thanks Katie! It definitely is your friends that get you through, it feels so long ago now!

      Charlotte x

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  11. I agree with you, university can be a little difficult to adapt to, it's such a sudden change of environment isn't it! Luckily, there are always hundreds of other people that are in the exact same boat. :) <3 And you're right, I've never thought about it this way but we do sort of have friends in different 'categories' that usually don't really know each other... How weird is that!! Lovely post babe. x x

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    1. Thanks honey, yes, and you make friends for life!

      Charlotte x

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  12. This was very well written - and addressing such an interesting topic! You're quite right, friends tend to be placed into 'groups', whereas in reality it doesn't matter where we met them, it's what they mean to us :)

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle! Completely agree with you!

      Charlotte x

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