I grew up in a small cabin built by none other than my parents themselves. They had help here and there, but Dad drew up the blueprint, we moved hundreds of miles away, and they got to work. The home has yet to match the blueprint, but that's no surprise considering that a work of art is never fully finished—just as our lives will never fully finish.

 

I can remember using kerosene lamps for light, washing and drying clothes outside, hand-pumping water, carrying loads of firewood in from the snow, and chinking between each hand-raised log.

 

Change was slow and beautiful and paced. And then, one day, it wasn't.

 

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About Shelby Hughes

2017 Shelby L. Hughes | Greensburg, PA | shelbyhugheswriter@gmail.com

Episode 6: Loving Your Friends

 

 

As a child, I assumed that the friendships I held then would last forever. However, not all friendships are meant to last forever. We grow up, and then a combination of events happen. We may move away. We may get married. We may have children. And with added responsibility that comes with being an adult, we have less and less time for the friendships we once held. We grow and move on and make a few new friends in the process. However, we can still make the time for those long-distance friendships. And in this episode, I will answer these questions:

 

How do we make the time for friends?

Why is it important to cultivate our friendships?

What are ways in which to make long distance friendships last?

What is the difference between seasonal and forever friendships?

 

In all the relationships we hold, there is nothing quite like friendship. We must make the time to develop them.

 

 

Links and Resources:

A Life For A Life by Dinah Maria Mulock

Frequently Misquoted words originally penned by John Boyle O'Reilly, not Thoreau as mentioned in podcast. Thanks, research.

 

*I have not yet read "A Life For A Life," so I can't vouch for it being a must-read, but it's on my bookshelf to read next, and it's free to read, so that's something.

 

 

 

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