I hate long distance friendships. But I better figure it out considering every single friend and their dog is in Dallas or have plans to move to Dallas. Leaving me in good ole Oklahoma to fend for myself, (besides all my other beautiful friends here.) I’m just feeling dramatic.
I have never been good with staying connected with people I do not get to see on a regular basis. It doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate and love every friendship, it means I’m not a good texter/phone talker. I still don’t think I have perfected it unfortunately but I am improving.
We also have about a thousand different ways to choose how to talk with someone. I mean how do you even choose which way to contact someone? Considering all the outlets including but not limited to: texts, email, phone, FB, twitter, etc. How did people ever just communicate through letters? Impressive. In many books that I have read, the characters learn more about the person they are researching through following a trail of their personal handwritten letters to dear friends, past lovers, and family. Today a text would read “what up” “true” “yes”, not quite as insightful. I don’t necessarily have a problem with texting but it is always trivial discussions. Perhaps I will bring back letters. Letters packed a punch and had a purpose.
Friends, prepare for some letters. But some things just don’t translate with any format, like contagious laughter, fabulous dance moves, and work out partners.
Here’s to planning my next visit…