The importance of keeping up with old friends
This is some advice I’ve been given on Twitter.
And so I have been using this advice to take a light break from social media.
I’ve removed the apps from my phone but I will use my laptop to check social media from time to time.
In fact, this trip has been very intense so far.
I am in India currently with my family. As I write this, we just completed a tour of Kerala with my mother’s university friends — their 40-year reunion!
The cool thing is that my mother’s friends had their children there too, some of similar age so it was cool meeting new people.
I’ve been trying to use the pockets of time I have to focus on working on my job, hence this newsletter has come out slightly late, and my productivity not being the best so far. But it’s given me some good challenges and pushed me outside my comfort zone. I get one step closer to that idea of becoming a digital nomad.
One thing I learnt from my mother’s reunion is the importance of keeping up with old friends.
One aunty said that keeping up with old friends makes you feel 10 years younger. It’s good for your health.
Since moving back to Palmerston North and slowing down my work pace, I’ve had the opportunity to reconnect with some friends back from university and even school.
However, I have been guilty of letting some friendships go or even regrettably burning bridges.
I’ve been inspired to make amends and organise a reunion. I think I will start with someone small. Maybe a dinner? Naturally, there will be people who do not want to attend, some who can’t make it, and the core group of individuals who want to keep up.
Let’s see what happens.
Do you have any thoughts?
Stay focused and talk soon,