Friendship is essential for the successful wellbeing of every person. It is based on the simple rules of trust and honesty. A true friend is a person you can always count on when you face challenges and serious problems. He or she always offers a shoulder to cry on in case something wrong happens. Your soulmate always listens to your problems, gives you good piece of advice, and never talks behind your back. A true friend is never envious of your accomplishments and achievements. This person respects you and keeps all your secrets. You can always tell your trusted friend your flaws and be sure that your revelations are safe.
Wanna show you some lovely pictures first. These little humans are the most important ones in my life, feeling proud of them! We have different borders, background and culture. We have strange names and thinking. We live on different continents and we meet on diverse Earth sides. We are so different but similar at the same time. This post will teach you nothing new… or maybe a little bit about the true friendship?! So it’s up to you if you want to invest your time and attention. Because they do deserve it, they`re always loyal to me and never let me down. They`re always there for me in the times of need, they make me smile when I forgot how to, and lift me up when I can`t lift up myself. Sound familiar? This is about them…
There are many valuable things in life, but friendship may be one of the most important. To live life without the experience of friendship, is life without living. Human interaction is a necessity to survival, but developed friendships are essential to the successful well being of anyone. Our love started almost 2 years ago. During the event I call that it changed my life. The knowledges, the experience and the people I met that week, are amazing, are the most beautiful and awesome ones. A great think is that they are from all over the World what makes it even more interesting.
I think there are few people we meet during the life time they just connect. You can’t explain why and how, you just feel it in the bottom of your heart. We call them soul mates. We have thousands of km from each other, but I still feel you closer than anybody living on the next street. Guys, you are worth more than all the treasures of the world. We are forever, no matter what. It is the most wonderful friendship that I can have.
So just follow how the OG group was born…
It was September 2017, my first time in North of Europe, rainy and cold week. I remember that time like it was yesterday. I’ve just learned how to speak English, did a 2 months course in the most amazing language school ever, Sprachcaffe Language Plus Malta! They deserve a separate post. Coming back to Riga and the best event I’ve ever been, Young Diplomats Forum. Fancy suits and guests, cool activities and study visits, with people from all over the World and important speakers. It was my first experience talking with english natives from Australia, UK, USA and not only. Writing now I’m feeling my heart beats, butterflies in my stomach and just want to repeat those experiences over and over again. Do you know the feeling when you just start a new language and can’t believe that someone understands you?! If not, you definitely should try!!!
This was a little introduction about how nervous I was, and that I could hardly ask something because I was so scary that someone will start a conversation with me and I won’t be able to follow it… but here we go, shortly questions and answers around, and in the first morning I have my first talk during the breakfast with one of (now friend) the delegates, El., do you remember when you said me something and I was looking at you without having any idea what are you talking about?! Oh, it happens with beginners. Ga. can you believe how close we are now since we didn’t change more than 2 words during the forum? Ma. I hardly remember you, blurred and just few moments maybe, Wi. didn’t even know your name during the event, To., An., Br.… same story with many others…
I definitely remember few people from the forum, love them, keep in touch especially now when my English is so much better, but we didn’t get close enough at that time… the magic moment comes half a year later!
We still had the WhatsApp chat, time to time someone could send some holidays messages, and one beautiful winter day, we got a message from our lovely Ma. that they are few people from the forum going for a short trip to Paris for a breakfast in front of Notre Dame?! Crazy enough, right? I didn’t think too much, booked the tickets hours later and done, ready to go! So here it started! We had a great time even with rainy Paris, we had deep talks, walks and wine. We see each other more than any other close friends. In just 6 months we could make it work: Paris, Madrid, Brussels, Milan, Rome, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Cologne, and few months later many others, Malaysia, Singapore, Greece, Italy. It’s unbelievable how close you can be with people even on thousands km away, I call the OG group my best friends, and I’m proud to have you guys. Love you. Hug you and kiss you!
P.S. A true friendship is something that can`t be expressed with words. Friendship is being able to cry together. Someone who will read these rows knows exactly what I mean… You know… by time, the OG group gets bigger and bigger, welcome to Ab. and Em., so happy to get to know you, happy to have you and share my thoughts freely, someone came earlier, someone later, but you are still the best of the best! you always protect me from being hurt emotionally and physically, I do really appreciate this divine relationship and love you till the moon and back… A true friend is one of the most precious possessions that one can have in his life.