You ever look at your messages and see the birthday of someone coming up, and you think, "Huh. I wonder where they have been?"
The last 7 days I have been seeing that with one of my first and closest friends. She has 2 accounts. I went to both of them just now and said Happy Birthday, and I miss you. At least 6 months ago she sort of faded out of DA, but before that, she was talking to me less anyway, until she stopped.
I checked to see when the last visit she had was, and I was surprised she was here 12 weeks ago! So I hope she is okay. I bet she is fine, just busy..
Anyway, when I went to say a final happy birthday, I saw on one of the accounts, the last message I gave her was a happy birthday, I miss you greeting too. Just 2 messages below my new one. I looked around on both pages. There are still references to me everywhere, my icon under her "special friends" in her ID, things like that. So seeing that still there, it killed me to unwatch her, but I did.
I have a newer friend I really like just deactivated her account. It is her birthday tomorrow. I unwatched her too.
Then I unwatched a lot of other people I was close to, that are seemingly gone now.
It just seemed like a good way to move on.
I think I will feel better not seeing their birthday reminders every year, you know?
I think what bothers me the most is if they ever do come back and see I am not watching them, and they feel bad. I would add them back in a heartbeat, but for now, I just think it is best to move on. I hope if you are reading this, that I never lose you too.
Have a good day.