Personal connections are very important to me. Over the last couple of years, I’ve been making a stronger effort at connecting with people on a very real level. That means outside of social media or e-mail. I love that social mediums like Facebook and Instagram have connected me to old friends and introduced me to new friends, but I don’t want to lose the value of a truly good connection. Plus, goodness know,s I don’t need an excuse to have a good cup of coffee.
- Call home. I know my mom and dad love getting phone calls from me. I’ll be making a better effort of giving them a ring and updating them on what’s going on in my world.
- Meet new moms in my area. This benefits my kids as well. I would love for them to make strong friendships within our community. I’ve always believed that it takes a village to raise a child and connecting with other parents in our community is important to me.
- Girl Days with the Girls. I don’t see my girlfriends nearly as much as I should. I want to have regular dates with them to make sure we get a break from our crazy worlds.
- Dates with the hubby <— oh boy is this long overdue! Mike came into the room the other night and asked if we could watch a movie the next day. I should have said yes but I didn’t — though it was partly because of the movie choice. I’m not too interested in Star Wars. Yes, I know I’m in the minority but I just didn’t grow up watching the original movies. Dates are important and I’ll be making a better effort to make them happen – Star Wars and all.
How do you maintain strong connections with the important people in your life?