It’s easy to become caught up in the day to day busy lives that we all lead, where work (and education, for some of us) become the key points in which our existence revolves around. It can be genuinely difficult to find time to keep with our friends in the midst of all this, but I think it’s pivotal to do so. This may not mean having all of your friends together at once, but rather, small groups of them or one-on-one time instead. Typically, in addition to whatever I do for my birthday, I have all my closest friends together at my family’s annual skate in Mississauga, but this year circumstances had only a few able to come (thankfully, my two friends I get to see the least were able to make it). This was fine by me, since I’ll be actively arranging times to meet up with my other friends in the near future.
It’s difficult already, finding the time to meet up with the people you care about when you’re juggling both work and school, but it is especially harder to do this when some of these amazing people live in other cities. My best friend Marta is one such person.
Though certainly a far cry from seeing each other daily like we did in high school, I try to make sure Marta and I get to hang out for a few hours every time I’m in the Durham Region. Also, as with all my friends, we’re able to stay connected thanks to the availability of social media and technology, through which sending a quick text or a link to something they’d find funny/interesting on Facebook is as simple as pressing a few buttons. The modern day truly makes it so easy to keep in touch with our friends, that there really is no excuse to fail in doing so. Besides, why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of an easy way to stay connected with your friends?
How do you keep in touch with your friends when you’re swamped by your schedule? Let me know in the comments!