Make Time for the People You Don’t See Everyday

It happens to all of us. We say we’re going to keep in touch with someone after high school, over the summer, during the school year, or after some life-changing experience like studying abroad. But then, you don’t. You go back to school and slip back into your normal routine, and everything and everyone that doesn’t fall into that routine just, sort of, takes the back burner. It happens to the best of us. And I would know, obviously, because I AM the best of us.


Just because we don’t talk to certain people everyday, however, doesn’t mean that they aren’t just as important to us as those we do talk to every day. Honestly, who’s more important to you, your best friend from high school or that one annoying kid who has a class with you every day of the week?

That being said, it is important that we do nurture those relationships that are important to us, whether it be via a text or phone call every once in a while, old-fashioned letter-writing, or a timely visit. That’s why, this weekend, I am packing my bags, hopping on a 6 a.m. flight (THAT’S HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, LEXI) and heading to a place in this country I’ve never been before — the South.

That’s right, this weekend, your girl will visit her former roommate, Lexi, who is currently holding down the fort in Washington, D.C., but just so happens to have graduated from one of my dream schools, the University of Georgia. I’m not saying everyone can just hop on a cross-country flight at the drop of a hat just to see one of their best friends, but then again, there’s nothing like a good, old-fashioned, in-person visit.

So, this weekend, while I venture into Dixie Land, try my very first manmosa from Pauley’s, and root on those Dawgs, I urge you to call up an old friend, write a letter to someone you miss, or just send someone a heartfelt text. More likely than not, they’ll be glad you did, and they’ll be thinking about you, too.

Also, if you need help understanding the header picture for this post, watch the following video. Try not to cry. Cry a lot.

Who have you been missing? Tell me about them on Twitter and I might retweet you!



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