No, this post is not about my favourite TV show, but about actual friendships. Mine changed quite a bit since Korea. While living abroad, it seemed to easy to make new friends, and especially meet people I could relate to. After all, all the friends I met in Seoul were there for the same reasons I was, and we all shared the same sense of adventure. I met all my girl friends on a discussion board for ESL teachers (as dorky as it sounds... it was the place to share useful info, such as "I found chick peas in Itaewon for 5$ a can", or "Where can I get a bikini wax", or "What is the most annoying thing about Korea". I met up with girls who shared the same love for Sunday brunches, classy drinks, museums, expensive coffees, and shopping. We'd try new shops and cafés every weekend, and I was always out and about.
Coming back to Montreal made me re-evaluate my friendships here. Maybe I had changed too much, or maybe some of my friends were judgemental of my life choices (my traveling, my love life even), or perhaps felt uncomfortable? I don't know. I found myself missing my Seoul friends, and missing always trying new things and being out. True, Montreal is much smaller, but there are still many things to try. And it's kind of sad to realize you can't really relate to some of your friends, even though nothing bad ever happened. On the other hand, I am now getting closer to some friends I never really hung out with before, because we feel like we relate right now. But yes, it still sucks a bit. That was my rant of the day. Anyone had similar experiences?