Hey there lovelies, you know, I was sitting about today and I saw some old memories pop up on my facebook account from some friends which I haven’t seen in a while. It kinda of made me nostalgic to think that we are already half way through March and my yearly to do list has barely been touched. Where does the time go?? We seem to get so caught up in the daily grind of life and the little errands that it throws our way that I forget to make time for my close network of friends which I have accumulated over the years. Honestly Ive been quite shit with keeping in contact with friends the past months, as this past year, I have had a new baby, an unexpected house move, my other child starting school, a death on my other halfs side and the little crappy bits in-between. Life seems to throw so much at us that we sometimes forget to lookout for the people who mean the most to us. For instance, I haven’t seen this particular friend in a while, and no matter how often he tried to make dinner plans something always got in the way. It was only this week that I actually sat down and thought wow I haven’t heard from him in a while, Ill send a quick message to see if all is ok!!! To say he was slightly pissed was an understatement. Here was someone who had spent so long in trying to arrange a meet up that when I eventually got round to it twelve months later, he kinda was pissed and after sitting thinking about it, I completely understood why!!! I actually feel guilty and sad to think that he might have felt that I couldn’t be bothered as this was someone who has been apart of my life for years through the good and the bad and I had just ploughed through and left him behind. On a good note, we are currently arranging a good time to have a catch up.
Doesn’t it really make you think about how we power through life, and whilst we meet new people along the way, we sometimes forget the ones who have always been there and still are?. I think that we can get caught up with the little things and forget to look at the bigger picture. I saw a quote once which said “spend time with those you love as one of these days you will say either I’m glad I did or I wish I had…….” Now I definitely don’t want to be saying the latter so I think it’s high time I dig out the phonebook and reconnect with the ones I’ve left behind.
So my friends, the moral of this is.. don’t forget about the ones who matter the most!