In every different stage of our life, you make new friends because of similar interests or simply because you both work together. When you were in high school, you became friends with people you were in classes with. In college, you became friends with people who were in the same program, went to the same parties, lived in the same dorm and shared interests with you.
At every turn, you may find a friend or two that sticks by your side and some of those friends you've made, you may outgrow and I'm here to tell you that it's totally ok if you do.
Whether it be the simple reason of outgrowing one another because your schedules are different, your interests are not in the same field as they use to be or because that friend is stuck in the same spot mentally while you're growing mentally, it's ok to move on and accept that your life isn't aligned with theirs.
Maintaining friendships throughout all the twists and turns life throws at us is pure, the strong ones will survive and the weak ones will be killed off. But here's a reminder that some friends are better left in the past. Friends that slow down your self-growth, that are potentially poisonous to your growth and the ones that remain in the same place and don't want to move forward are friends that are ok to move on from.
However, some people will come into your life that you envision them sticking around forever. While a handful of them may be, a majority of them won't and that's because life moves at the speed of light. Eventually we all all go down a path of growing up, which could mean marriage, children, a new business, moving, a jump in ones career or focusing on your daily goals, friendships can get lost during the growing stages of life.