I’ll admit it – I’m not that good at keeping in touch.
Losing track of what friends and relatives are up to these days isn’t something I do on purpose. It’s always nice to hear about the new babies, spouses, jobs, and creative projects in their lives, not to mention the more mundane stuff like forwarding a funny video to so-and-so because I think he or she will like it.
But life happens. A week becomes a month, a month becomes a year. There are so many other things to accomplish in a day that sustaining these relationships gets pushed to the bottom of the to-do list. Before you know it, it’s been far too long since you sent your last email, text, or postcard (for the rare relative who can’t be found anywhere online).
One of my goals for this summer is to get better at reaching out to people I haven’t spoken to in a while. It only takes a few minutes to write an email or send a card, but it will be fun to hear what’s new in everyone’s lives. I’ll be updating my readers on this experiment over the next few months.
For those of you who are better at keeping in touch than I am, how do you make it part of your routine? Everyone else, I’d love to hear about your results if you choose to join me!