Friendships are what keep us going

So everyday we learn something new. I learn everyday that once you have been fully submerged in the world of rugby you will never get out nor will you go a few days without learning something new about someone you met at a game, something about the game, or realizing how awesome the sport has made your life. This week alone Oxford Rugby signed centre Taylor Welch, who played with the Griffins. Last week, I found out my supervisors so coaches rugby in Colorado and know one of my best friends. Today, I found out about some funny and embarassing stories from the mom whose kids I watch, who know rugby guys I know from a random tournament.

As the year is coming closer to an end, i have also been in a deep state of thought about what friendship means. For my I don't talk to my gramar school friends, or my high school friends on a regular basis, but my college friends are who are there for me. I would not have been able to make it through this year if it wasn't for the people I met playing rugby. They have kept me strong and going though the most difficult year of my life. In October I lost one of my greatest friends, who was the life of every rugby party in college. We had a benefit and it was amazing the love and support that came out for his family and the tremendous showing of over 50 people from all over who came out, including Alaska.

Today I learned though that even through a huge loss friendships can become closer. I had a friendship reunited at our friends wake, and today am really seeing how that friendship will continue to be strengethen as I got a text asking for a get together to see our friends grave and of course to be followed by some drinks and stories. Today I relaized that this sport will also be the biggest social circle in my life and I wouldn't want it any other way. I am lucky to have found such a great strong group of people to have in my life.

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