And if you’re thinking it’s too late — that your prime years for life-long friendships passed — I implore you to think differently. People come into our lives when we’re ready for them. Perhaps you wouldn’t have been open to their kind of friendship in college; maybe you would’ve taken them for granted.
There are few people I’m still friends with from high school, and I cherish their friendships. The rest were never meant to last. We either grew apart or had a falling out; I made mistakes and so did they. And for varying reasons, we never reconnected.