Spring cleaning

I’ve told you and have written about me moving to India with my husband and today I want to jump into that topic again.

Moving helps you get rid of clothes you don’t need, of items you don’t want anymore. But it also helps with people that don’t fit into your life anymore.

I am a firm believer in the idea that some people are meant to make it until the end of a chapter and some are meant to make it until the end of the book. And with moving to the other side of the world, you leave some people behind. Moving away, you quickly realize who is an honest friend, who is willing to participate in a relationship, who gives just as much as takes. 

My philosophy has always been: it’s quality and not quantity that matters. What good does it do to you to have one hundred friends if they won’t be there when you need them, when you’re going through changes? I’d rather have just a few people I call friends and be certain that the relationship is mutual, supportive and loving.

Moving away has sifted through our relationships and weeded out anyone that doesn’t fit into our lives anymore. Life is too short and it moves on too quickly for time and energy to be wasted on people that don’t add to your life but take away from it. 


Do you value your friendships? Are they important in your life?


My second contemporary romance novel Eclipse is out on May 31, in just nine days.


4 thoughts on “Spring cleaning

  1. Maybe it’s age but I did my “Spring clean’ years ago. Lots of acquaintances but I count my friends on no more than two hands, maybe less; some of them I’ve never met – bloggers.
    Oddly enough I wrote a very short ‘poem’ about this last weekend, one of three, and have begun to draft a post about it, to be posted next weekend.
    It may sound to be a cliché but my ‘best friend’ is truly my wife.


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