One of the greatest gifts I we get with age is the array of different people we meet and the life-long friendships we develop during different times in our lives. Childhood, schools, jobs, hobbies, relationships… I love all my girlfriends, but as I go through each period of my life, I get wrapped up in the daily grind and finding time to socialize is tough. I am also an introvert, and so it’s easy for me to just stay in my own space! Of course I do go out, but I tend to prioritize big gatherings an not one-on-one girlfriend times! So we end up seeing each other every few months if we’re lucky, but usually every few years (years fly by so fast!!). I truly miss their presence in my life, though. I miss their personalities and all their different refreshing points of view! So good for my soul.
Every year, as December 31st comes and goes, I always promise myself to get back in touch with my girlfriends and keep the relationship constant, but fail. This year, I finally decided to actually make it happen!! So in my planner, overpacked with work projects and kids activities, I looked for available times for lunch breaks and coffee dates. And no matter how much I thought my planner was packed, I found times we could absolutely meet! So I made calls and sent out texts, wrote in our dates, and made them recurring ones!
Stop one, breakfast at Blackmarket Bakery with my super talented friend Adrianna Kinal (you should check her beautiful art here, and follow her on Instagram here!). It is amazing how after not seeing each other for months, we were able to just pick up where we left off!
How often do you see your girlfriends? Is finding time to socialize challenging for you? What do you do to make sure you see them often? Would so love to hear from you, leave your comments below!
♡ Zuma A.