I hate that cheesy saying about regret, so I won't put it here.
i think especially during this time people might think you are crazy, and things ARE different when you return. But keep in mind you will also be different. Much different and that is exciting. You may not care what they think
yeah people def act differently around me but only because I am a different person. I've changed a lot. Hostile life has definitely made me more outgoing. Plus I investigate my real interests now as opposed to just falling into a comfort zone and that seems to have stirred the pot amongst some of my friends.
I wonder if its a mixture of you changing and friends changing. In my own experience I haven't really been able to tell, because I have been changed, friends have changed in the time since I last saw them, and you aren't really calibrated to each other anymore. And I think the previous posts might be right, it might be a bit of envy .
Going back to the original post, I have recently booked my tickets and since my friends have all reacted differently...some are supportive, some don't want to talk about it and another talks about it as me leaving her! And to be honest I totally think it is just being selfish - you're friends are probably so caught up in how they feel about you going travelling that they are not thinking about you!
I explained to my friends how they were making me feel and once they saw it from my point of view they apologised, seeing the error of their ways! And as some of the other guys have said, if they don't apologise but continue to keep their distance then move on! They're clearly not worth your time!
Have an awesome time x
Thanks for your replies everyone!
I have spoken to my friend who doesnt like me to mention it and basically told her that she has to face up to it sooner or later! My other friend said she hadnt been talking to me as much lately because she doesnt want to get 'closer' to me and then lose me
I basically give up caring now! I have plenty of other friends who are excited for me!