I think I have talked about this before, but today I revisit it. I have, by choice, moved around quite a bit. This makes for an exciting life, and I love living in and exploring new places. But the down side is my closest friends and the great friends I make along the way, I often lose contact with or don’t talk to as often as I would like.
So today I made an effort to call a friend I have not talked to in a while.
It was so refreshing! I miss my friends, especially my best ones. It reminded me how great it is to talk to people that know me and have known me through ups and downs, tragedies and triumphs, and know what I stand for and where I come from without question.
I ABSOLUTELY NEED TO CALL MY DISTANT FRIENDS MORE OFTEN.
I have never really gotten into FaceTime like other people have. But to be honest, I am not really too big in phone calls either. It is not that I do not enjoy talking to people, especially people that do not live near me, which is a lot of my friends and family since I have moved around quite a bit, but still, I just do not do it that often.
Regardless, I want to make myself do this and maybe force myself to do it more often because it really does connect you with people on a different level than just a text or an email or even a phone call.
So I had a brief FaceTime session and it really was fun.
I will recall Christmas this past year. My brother and I were the only two to spend the holiday with my parents. Mind you, I have three other sisters, who each are married and have 3, 3, and 2 children… so 8 in all. We all sat around our iPads at one point and connected via video on Facebook. It really was a nice way to be together even when we were not together.
This was a great photo from the session!
As with most of these things on my list for the year… I need to remind myself to do this more often. I will usually put it off or think I will not enjoy it but when it comes down to it and I do it… I always love it. This list will be a nice thing to look back on. I will be able to tell myself, “remember when you did this… it was great for you!”