Dear Diary: cheaters, friends, and insights

I always loved diaries. I kept them right through my primary school years through high school, and even had one I’d sporadically write in during uni days. I don’t do this any more as I feel like my younger years of childish drama and boys is long gone, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t got things to reflect on, or weird entertaining stories to document and remember. So pondering that, I thought I’d use the blog as a bit of a journal at times. Here’s entry one:

Yesterday I learnt that there are many weird people in this world. I always had an inkling that there were strange people out there, but when the weirdos encroach on your family, it really hits home how close these creeps actually are. I also discovered just how quickly I can sniff out a lying cheating prick who uses a fake name. Quick tip: If you’re going to use a fake name, maybe lie about everything else as well, as it’s so super simple to hunt you out using just a few truthful tidbits that you may have shared. Idiot.

It was also a day for realising that friends are like boyfriends. I remember my mum always telling me that I should spend more time with my friends. There was always that thought in the back of my mind that if I invested so much time in my boyfriend, and then he left (or vice versa), then I’d be left with no one. But yesterday I suddenly realised it’s exactly the same with friendships. You can invest every evening of your life having dinner catch ups and going to movies, but your friends are just as likely to leave you as a boyfriend. So either way, investing in a friend or investing in a boyfriend can be just as risky. Sorry if that’s a depressing thought, but I can guarantee that having a handful of close friends that you invest time in, and, if you so choose, an awesome partner is so much better than trying to have an endless friend pool. But maybe that’s just me.

I forgot how diaries suddenly make things clear, and remind you that every day you actually are learning things, even if it doesn’t feel like it. Let’s see what the next instalment brings!

Lara WyattLara's Life