If you’re reading this, the chances are high that you’re my friend. And if you’re my friend, then the chances are also high that I won’t have had a face-to-face discussion with you for a while. I’m better on SMS or the socials, but even then, I’m quite bad at staying in touch.
It’s not you, it’s me. Honestly. I’m really bad at staying in touch. On the upside, with all of my my wonderful friends (grovel, grovel), it doesn’t matter if it’s three minutes or three years between drinks; we always pick up where we left off.
That said, I’ve had a few wake-up calls in the past year that have made me realise being a passive friend is sometimes not OK. You can never know what’s going on behind closed doors, especially from a distance. And the most important part of friendship is being supportive when shit gets real, so I’m going to up my game and be a better friend.
From today, I’m going to be more proactive in reaching out to my friends near and far, even if it’s just to say ‘hi’. What’s the worst that could happen?