Incoming freshman have so many new things to look forward to when they arrive at school but they also have so many things they have to say good bye to when they leave. Saying goodbye to family and friends is one of the hardest things to do. Staying in touch with your friends through out college can be even harder. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares is, although not one of my favorite books, a story about a group of friends staying in touch with each other while they are all in different places doing different things.
In high school I spent more time with my friends then I did with my family so saying goodbye to them was really hard. We didn’t want to loose touch with each other so we tried to set up ways we could stay in touch. Nowadays staying in touch with friends can be easy to do with the use of Facebook and video chatting. I can see and talk to my friends everyday if I want to.
In the book the four girls share a pair of pants and send letters along with them in packages. The letters are the girls’ way of staying in touch and sharing what is going on in their lives.
As college students, we are at a point in our lives when we must leave what is most comfortable to us and go on to bigger things. Leaving the safety of your family and friends is scary but helps us to grow and become more independent.
At the end of the book the four girls come back together and their friendship is the same, if not better, then when they left. I think and hope that the same will happen for my friends and I. People say staying in touch with their high school friends is hard and most loose touch but I really think that with effort it can be done. Also with the use of Facebook, texting, instant messaging and video chatting staying in touch with people, no matter where they are, is easier then it used to be.
As we get older our lives are constantly changing, we are living in different places and hanging out with new people. This can be scary but just because we are moving forward does not mean we have to forget the past. It can be easy to get caught up in what is going on around you but its important not to forget to stay in touch with family and friends.