I am epically bad at keeping in touch. I don’t think it’s unusual for someone my age, but I still think it’s unacceptable. Why can’t I just stay in touch? WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT WRITING A LETTER? It’s a vicious cycle, too — if I’ve gone too long without reaching out to a friend, I start to feel really guilty, and then the guilt eats away at me and convinces me that it’s too late.
This morning, though, my friend Rémy was telling me about how she stays in touch with a friend by sending emails to one another every three months. They take turns sharing their updates — she literally schedules it in, so it’s something fun to look forward to every couple of months. Isn’t that a good idea? I’m trying to remind myself that when a friend I haven’t heard from in awhile sends me a message, I’m always thrilled, no matter how long it’s been. So I’m going to reach out to a few friends today!
P.S. Apologies for my absence yesterday — I am completely wiped out by summer allergies!
Image by Max Wanger.