Friends that you meet in the different stages of your time at Duke mean different things. As you change as a person at Duke, your friends are going to change, and who you surround yourself with, specifically who you want to surround yourself with, is going to change, and that is okay. I wish I could have come to Duke knowing that is a profound part of this experience, leaning into that, being flexible, and being critically evaluative of who I am in this moment, who I want to be, and who I need to surround myself with to be there. I have come to realize that each friend has a different place in my life. So, TL;DR, let’s normalize friends changing.