This may be a no-brainer for many of you, but life is not like TV. Yet I just spent the last year watching TV shows with groups of friends that made me nostoligic for my own group of people.
No, my friends and I didn't have a bunch of sex with each other (except for the half of us who married each other), but we did have spots we would hang out and just talk. All. The. Time. About anything. And everything.
I flip on an episode of "Friends" and hear them all start randomly singing the theme song to a game show...and I miss my people. I flip on "Community" and miss our attempted study sessions that ended in laughter and late nights trying to make up for "time wasted." I flip on an episode of "Fear Factor" and remember all our lunches in the caf....
Ok, that last one isn't true. But I have been missing livong closer to my friends lately. It's just nice having people close by, able to pop over and be there to talk about nothing or that something that has been weighing on you.
But life can't go on like that forever. At the end of these shows, the characters moved on because they got married ,started families, got new jobs, etc. For those who are nerds like me, I'll have you know that "Friends" ended for those same reasons but in the actors' real lives. And while the change is bitter sweet, it shows us that real, authentic life cannot be like TV. Reality TV doesn't count, that's not beautiful and is far more dramatic than any show I care to watch.
So while I enjoy reminiscing about "the good old days" of college and early twenties, my life now is at that part that makes everyone tear up(you know you cried at Pheobes wedding, or when Monica and Chandler have kids to love). I got married this summer. My husband started a new job. And we are hopefully starting a family soon. It's a crazy, beautiful life.