I’m terrible at keeping in touch. When I moved (for the first of three times in high school) away from my middle school best friend I promised I would write and call. We were so close and I couldn’t imagine my life without him. I did okay in the beginning. I made a couple of calls and written letters (this was before email, kids). I told him everything about my city, my new friends and all the pretty girls I was meeting. But soon, the time between our contact got longer and longer.
What happened is that it felt like too much time would pass and then it would be a monumental task of trying to catch up on everything that had happened since we last spoke. I started to just avoid it and the longer I did, the more it felt like catching up would be impossible. Then I stopped reaching out completely and at that point, I wondered if we were even still friends.
That’s how I feel about this blog. ARE WE STILL FRIENDS?
It’s been 7 months since I’ve last written here. It’s been so long that I don’t know where to start. But today as I sat down for the bazillionth time making excuses, I realized that I need to just WRITE. Because that’s what good friends do.
Good friends remember that no matter how long it’s been, they can pick up the phone and call. They can start a conversation and feel like they picked up where they left off. Sure, life may be different but nothing can take away what they had.
So here I am, reaching out to my blog and any friends that are left. And any new friends who come along the way.
Let’s be friends. I have some stories to tell.