Thank you for your friendship.

We all have goals to reach and dreams to go after and sometimes we can get so caught up in obtaining those goals and dreams that we forget to enjoy the ride.
I'm the kind of person however, who has always enjoyed the ride. Some may say you can't always stop to look back but I say that's the best part. Seeing how far you've come, thinking about the amazing places your goals and dreams have taken you, and above all thinking about the people you have met along the way, its those people who I am most thankful for when I think about 'the ride.'

I have been so incredibly fortunate to meet many wonderful people who have made my journey so much more fun. A lot of the things I have accomplished, actually all of the things I have accomplished, couldn't have been done without them and I want them all to know that I haven't and won't ever forget that.

I'm guilty though, guilty of moving on, as i'm sure most of us are. We move away, we make new friends, we get married, life just changes direction and the people we were once close to become the people that make you smile when thinking about them, but you simply don't talk to them anymore or stay in connect. A lot of the time, that suits both parties fine, it's just life after all and the best thing about those friends is that 9 times out of 10, you could have spent a year away from them and yet when you see them again it's like you never left their side. You have a bond through sharing tough times, fun times and going after your dreams together, a bond that never really breaks. That's the positive.

I've learnt a very valuable lesson this week though and that is, even if you think you have moved on and you are happy with that, don't not say things when you want to say them, don't leave things left unsaid ever and don't ever underestimate how much a person means to you. Even if you feel like they won't want to hear it or too much time has passed to get in touch or say hello, do it anyway, I promise you, you will feel much better. This week I learnt that the hard way and it's something I'm not quite sure how to deal with. I lost touch with someone who meant a lot to me and I hate that I wasn't there for him when I feel I should have been. I know he had so many awesome friends around him, not to mention an amazing family, but it is hard to know that after he was such a big part of my life, that I wasn't there for him at the end. Our friend Kris Travis, passed away on Thursday after loosing his battle to cancer. Truth be told when I first found out about his cancer, I did speak to him and sent best wishes, in my mind I knew he would beat it, I really didn't want to think otherwise. It was when it came back that I didn't keep as up to date and I honestly can't tell you why. I hate so so much that he suffered and it hurts that I didn't know, in our social media crazed world I have no excuse. Apart from the odd tweet here and there and seeing Trav at a show once or twice over the last few years, we didn't speak like we used to, so upon hearing the news this week, I felt like I had no right to cry or be so sad. But slowly over the last few days it made me realize that even after 6 years and only the odd friendly message, true friendships never really leave your heart. In writing this I think in the back of my mind I always thought there would be a day when we would get to have a proper conversation or see each other again which is what makes this so hard. Treasure your friends and keep in touch no matter what!!!

After talking with Lucy and sharing our thoughts, I realized it's OK to be sad. It's OK to think about what he meant to us and it's certainly OK to share the memories because so many memories came flooding back, such as, the countless good times at GNP shows, wrestling Trav and Martin Kirby the first time they teamed up as Project Ego, where Trav was so careful not to hurt us, we can still hear his voice now... "CURLY", watching him wrestle Kevin Thorn at 1pw and the lead up to that match...thanks for making us worry Trav, spending the day at the mall drinking milkshakes, watching him wrestle dressed as Spiderman, sitting in the garden chatting away, staying up playing scrabble on our birthday, Trav visiting Nanna and Grandad and actually having a full conversation with Grandad about formula 1... hey not everyone could do it! :p making fun friendship bracelets, the way he used to say "You'll be fine." with a cheeky smile on his face if we were nervous about a match, or on show days when we hadn't wrestled in a while and felt too shy and like we couldn't face a crowd anymore, he would make his eyes wide and laugh a little and say "You guys shy? Whatever." And of course, watching our beloved 'Angus, thongs and perfect snogging' I think it's safe to say the three of us spotted Aaron Johnson way before he was really famous! ;)


After all these years and even after our journeys took us on different paths, it's his smile and laugh during all these times that we can still see and hear. It's nothing but happiness and joy that hits our hearts when we think of Trav.


Trav if you're up there reading this, we just want to say thank you for so many awesome memories, we won't ever forget our friendship and all the crazy, goofy, happy times we shared. Please know that we are going to miss you and we love you very much.

"Alright Georgie..."

All our love
Lucy and Kelly
xx



2 comments :

  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend :( Cancer is such an awful, horrible disease. I hope we get to see the day that they finally find a cure! Lots of love and hugs being sent your way!

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  2. Thank you so much Meg, that really means a lot! We hope that day happens very soon!! Lots of love and hugs to you too. xxx

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