Even though I decided not to update tumblr anymore, I wanted to copy this from Wordpress since it’s directly related to my last tumblr post about a certain goal.
Who wants to watch the Toy Story trilogy with me every 3 years??
Just kidding. Well, kind of. I wouldn’t mind starting that tradition with Star Wars and/or Toy Story. I would do it for Harry Potter too, but watching all 8 movies is definitely a 3-day event.
Background info: In this week’s How I Met Your Mother, the guys watch the Star Wars trilogy every 3 years and predict what their lives will be like in 3 years.
A lot happens in 3 years. Mistakes made. Lessons learned. Memories - good and bad. When it comes down to it, I wouldn’t change anything from the past 3 years.
That brings me to the present.
So far this year, I’ve been trying to focus on making sure that I’m loving life to the fullest. And honestly? I feel like I’ve been doing that. And I’m taking care of myself a lot better than I used to - physically and mentally. I’m really proud of that.
But in the process of achieving one of my goals, I’m losing sight of another important goal that I had set for myself to reach by the time I turn 25.
I told myself I would get better at keeping in touch. My goal was to reconnect with old friends and maintain/strengthen the friendships that i currently have.
Instead, I’ve been going in the opposite direction: I don’t go online to chat. I don’t really go on facebook anymore. I respond to texts/calls but hardly initiate. I’ve passed on hanging out a number of times.
I have my reasons for not going out - family, work, transportation, money, or sometimes I’m just really tired. Regardless, there are still all those other ways to keep in touch with people. No excuses.
I don’t know what the next 3 years holds for me, but I want my friends to be there with me. And I want to make sure I’m there for them.
Dear friends (past and present),
I know friendship is a two-way street. So I will make more of an effort. But you might have to meet me a little past halfway, at first. I promise, if you ask me questions, I’ll answer with more than just one word. And hopefully I’ll get better at asking you the right questions too.
Sorry I’ve been MIA. And sorry if it seems like I’ve been shutting you out. You’re gonna have to be patient with me because I guess I’m good at having my guard up. Don’t take it personally. At this point, I think my walls are up out of habit.
I appreciate your friendship more than you know.