This past week, I’ve been thinking about my life on a personal level a great deal. While forging your way to a career you’ve been dreaming of is absolutely amazing, you can’t forget to make connections with humans that are above the age of 8.
I’ve recently reached out to some old friends that have either drifted away or had silly arguments. I’ve got to say, I’ve grown up a lot in the past year. I’ve realized that people that you can honestly connect with is such an important aspect of staying sane.
Having someone you can walk around the neighborhood just talking about daily life is such an amazing thing. Keeping things bottled up may seem easier, but letting it out to people you trust is so much better for you. Getting a hug, from a parent or a friend or a significant other is so validating sometimes. Knowing that there is someone out there in the world that cares enough about you to listen to stories of what 8 year olds say to you and about that boy that you just can’t get out of your head means a lot.
So my advice this weekend is to reach out to a friend and catch up. Whether it be the best friend you had as a child or a coworker that has stuck with you through the drama.
Text them, call them, have a brunch date. Just connect with someone. Let your guard down. And just be.