I don't mean that I'm not a nice person (though, sometimes I'm not) or that I'm not there for my friends (I 100% am). I mean that I get so caught up in work/Fynn/life... that I let friendships slide.
I'm working on that.
I'm making more and more of an effort to reconnect with friends I haven't spoken to in
Here's the problem; I'm busy and I'm lazy. Between work, grad school, Fynn, running, and all the other crap that fills my daily schedule; I don't often think to call or text friends. First, I hate talking on the phone, even to people I love to death, I just don't enjoy it. Second, I just don't think about it. All of sudden I'll be sitting there and realize it's been six months since I even talked to one of my best friends! On the rare occasion that I'm not busy, I'm often too lazy to plan things with friends. I know, it's horrible, but sometimes the thought of getting dressed or cleaning up the health hazard that my kitchen has become is just too daunting... so I give up and find something else to do.
Then I think about it; they're my friends. They shouldn't judge me because my sink is overflowing with dishes that are 4 days old, or care that there are goldfish crumbs scattered on my floor. I don't care about these things when I'm at their houses. I just need to get over myself and worry about the important things, like staying in touch with the people I love.
So here goes, I'm making an effort. I'm scheduling play dates with my Mommy friends and get-togethers with my non-Mommy friends. I'm sending that random text to check in or (gulp) actually dialing the phone to chat while I'm driving home from work. I don't want to lose awesome friends just because I'm too self-absorbed to make the effort.
Do other people have this same problem? Do you find it hard to keep up friendships when life gets busy?