Quote from tigress_8207
I know exactly what you are talking about.I had one friend like that.we did prereqs together but because she had others before she got accepted while i'm still finishing up.When i call her she always says she busy she'll call back and never does.Needless to say i stopped calling her.That was 3yrs ago.Can't believe how some people can be so arrogant.I understand nursing school takes a lot but that doesn't mean you can't talk to a friend for two minutes or call just to say hi.Even if it's once a month or even a year.At least they would understand that instead of acting like your better and they don't exist anymore.I hope i never get like that.As a matter of fact i won't get like that cause i'd be so excited to call up my friends and tell them about my day they would have to tell me to stop calling.Lol.
I tend to be guilty of this but I really don't feel like I'm being arrogant... I'm just being an airhead, more than anything. On Monday I went all the way to school and forgot my entire backpack. On Tuesday I had an assessment checkoff and forgot my stethoscope. This morning a classmate actually missed our exam because she came to class without her backpack and her reading glasses, so she couldn't even see the test. I can barely remember to put my shoes on, let alone remember to call someone back. I do try to keep in touch with my friends (mostly through email because frankly, it's quicker) but it's really, really hard. I find myself utterly consumed by school. If my SO and I didn't live together I doubt I would see him much at all. If someone calls me, I try to call them back, but sometimes if I'm in the middle of studying and I'm on a roll, I really don't want to be interrupted. I will put calling them back on my todo list, but sometimes it doesn't always work out. I can only hope that my friends understand what I'm going through and don't take it personally because honestly, it's not personal at all.
My stepmom had a friend who went back to nursing school and before she started, she sent an email to her friends and family that basically said "I start nursing school tomorrow, so don't expect to hear from me for the next 2 years. Bye!" And luckily when she got done, she did contact everyone again to let them know she survived nursing school and was able to pick up her friendships where she left off.
It could very well be that your friend WAS arrogant and blew you off because you weren't in her nursing class, but it could also be that every once in a while she thinks "Man, I really need to call tigress..." and just can't get to it. Or maybe she feels that it's YOU who've given up on HER and she doesn't have time to make the effort to rekindle a friendship. At least consider cutting her, and the rest of us, a little bit of slack.