Friday, 27 February 2015

Friendly Resolution- February

My friends are my world. I try really hard to be a good friend and I try really hard to work on my friendships. It's so easy to let friendships fade if you move, get married, have a baby, start a new job...there are so many reasons/excuses for friendships to fade. I've always tried to maintain my friendships; generally one or two visits a year with texting, phone calls and Facebook messages in between. 

I'm not big on New Year Resolution, because let's be honest, most of us rarely stick to them. This year, I decided that every month, I would make the point to connect with two friends. How did I do in February?

J- One of my Sorority Sisters and I met up for drinks and appetizers earlier this month. Last time I saw her was in December, so not that long ago. It was so nice to have a night out with her, she's so much fun and I really miss spending time with her on a regular basis.

K- A long time family friend, someone I used to spend a ton of time with her. I see her out at events and things throughout the year, but it has been year's since she and I had spent some real time together. I had a chance to see her new home (that's she lived in for a few years and that was previously my great-aunt's) and went out for chicken fingers- my favourite!

L-  a current co-worker. She works out of a different office and I don't spend a ton of time with her. She and I went to the Butterfly Conservatory. We had a lot of fun, learned a few things; we had the chance to see a couple of butterflies emerge from their chrysalis (not cocoon, those are moths), watch their wings open and dry, and see some butterflies take their first flight! We took a look at the exhibitions and then went to the cafe for tea. It was a lot of fun.

J & K- two of my former co-workers. I saw K about a year ago and I haven't seen J in about two years. I love these ladies and miss them like crazy. For my birthday, I was given tickets to see Royal Wood and I asked K to come with me. J met us for dinner and drinks before the show (which was amazing, as usual). So great to see and spend time with them both.

I realize that I likely won't connect with so many friends in the coming months- I think that two is a realistic number. I'm really hoping this is a 'resolution' I can stick with. Like I said, my friends are my world and I think it's so important to put time and energy to build and maintain friendships.

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