I think one of the most important life lessons I’ve learned after leaving high school is that friendships require effort. Which is pretty standard and it’s nothing ground breaking, but I know that when you’re in high school, you see your friends every day at the same times because of the fact that you all go to the same school. After high school, people go to different schools and you have different schedules and commitments. If you don’t take the time to catch up and spend time with your friends, chances are you will end up losing touch. Personally for me, I know that was the case when I was in first and second year. It’s tough. But the whole point of this post is that one way I’ve learned to avoid growing apart is having a set day where you and all your friends can come together and catch up and just spend time together! It seemed kind of sad at first, having to “schedule” time for your friends, but it really does work, and it’s something I genuinely look forward to every month.
My friends and I have game night on the last Friday of every month, and we usually just go to my friend Gerard’s house and play games all night LOL. We used to do this pretty much everyday in the summer, but we all have school now, so that’s obviously not an option. We couldn’t do game night on Friday, so instead we moved it to Halloween night and had it at my pal Ahn’s house instead. Anyways, here are some pics of us having fun. Also just wanted to post some pics of my friends because all of them read my blog regularly hehe.
The Game Night Crew
Yes, we really just got into costume to eat, play games and chill. But it was fun!
Monopoly Deal is the game that really started game night I think. Like before we would only play card games, but this one got so addicting. Anyways, this one is competitive and it gets VERY savage. It’s one of those games that has the potential to ruin friendships LOL. You have to get three full sets of “property” to win the game, but there are also action cards that allow you to steal or trade property which makes the game get REALLY heated and intense.
Pandemic is a really fun (but hard) game. It’s all about teamwork and strategy. The rules are complicated, so I won’t go into them, but the basic idea of this game is that you are a team of specialists (it changes every game because you have to draw cards to find out what your role is) and you have to try to stop different diseases from spreading across the world and killing everyone.
I hope you guys had a safe and fun Halloween weekend! And I also hope you’re all able to make time for the important people in your life 🙂 Make it work in whatever way you can!