Into the Woods

Into the Woods | Growing up exploring the woods, forests and mountains with your best friends by your side. Those are memories that change your life.

Happy Thursday, everyone! Last year I wrote a post about two of my childhood best friends, Faye and Adhvik. I wrote about the years of adventures we shared – telling stories, exploring forests & laughing each step of the way. You can read all about that right here.

Into the Woods | Growing up exploring the woods, forests and mountains with your best friends by your side. Those are memories that change your life.

Into the Woods | Growing up exploring the woods, forests and mountains with your best friends by your side. Those are memories that change your life.

In our bubble, anything was possible. We’d tell stories of the paranormal – scaring the wits out of each other while we sat huddled around a flashlight in the dusk-lit evenings at the end of July. Spending the next day exploring among the trees, the sun-dappled leaves dancing reflections on the floor.

Into the Woods | Growing up exploring the woods, forests and mountains with your best friends by your side. Those are memories that change your life.

Into the Woods | Growing up exploring the woods, forests and mountains with your best friends by your side. Those are memories that change your life.

Those years are so long ago now, and from then we’ve grown and changed – going from seeing each other every single day to a day or two in a single year. But every time we meet, it’s like nothing’s changed. I’m the same 12 year-old kid, holding the flashlight to my face while I spin tales of murder and mystery. We’re still the same group and time will never take that away from us.

Into the Woods | Growing up exploring the woods, forests and mountains with your best friends by your side. Those are memories that change your life.

Friendship like this is magical. It’s special and it doesn’t falter. It’s something irreplaceable.

I’d love to know if you have a similar friendship with people in your life? Those that when you meet, it’s like you’re the same kids you were back in your hey-days. Like nothing’s changed. Also, I’d love to know what your favourite place to explore is? Mine’s the woods. I could spend all day among the trees – exploring and adventuring with my best friends by my side.

Make sure to let me know in the comments below! Alternatively, you can tweet/Instagram me @mileinmyglasses!

I hope you have a wonderful day,
Michael

  • Timothy Burge-Lape

    I have a friend who I see pretty regularly from my childhood. And while we’ve both changed so much over the years, we’re still best friends. Even when I lived far away for a while, she came and visited and I hung out with her every time I was home. Childhood friendships are definitely magical!