I used to have friends. Friends I used to talk to about the world with. Friends I used to joke with. Friends who loved football like me.
At some point, I discovered podcasts.
I found podcasts who know much more about the world than my friends and I. I found podcasts funnier than my friends and I. I found podcasts who could talk much more eloquently about football than my friends and I.
Podcasts are my new friends.
Podcasts are there for me whenever I need them. Podcasts are there for me when I wake up, before I sleep, whilst cooking and eating. They are there for me when driving, running and showering.
Podcasts are terrible friends. They dominate the conversation. They don’t allow me to share my own thoughts and feelings. They don’t engage.
I’ve recently made a newer friend. This blog. A better friend in some ways, it lets me talk without boundaries. It helps me to articulate how I feel about myself.
I’m spending more and more time with these new friends. I wonder if any of that time is better spent with my old friends?