Making the Call
Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time with friends, especially on the weekends. I think the best thing I can do is just say yes to invites and arrange hang outs with friends. Everything else seems to happen pretty naturally. I also need to reconnect and catch up with those who I haven’t talked to in a while.
Earlier in the week I decided to call up a friend who I hadn’t talked to in a while to try and arrange to hang out this weekend. Even though she’s my friend, I still felt a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. I was concerned about calling out of the blue and wasn’t clear on my plans for the weekend and what I wanted to do. I know I shouldn’t feel this way, but I do sometimes.
I called her up, and I ended up getting her answering machine after one ring. All that anxiousness was for nothing, I thought. I noticed she was online for Facebook, and I could have easily just messaged her there, but I decided to try calling again. This time the phone rang longer and she answered, explaining that her phone had died and was recharging. She had a pretty busy weekend, but we found a day where we could meet up. I had said yes earlier to an event and she was going too, so we decided we’d see each other then.
Email or Facebook is a lot easier for me, but I think it’s better to call people at least every once in a while. It can be nerve-racking for me, but it’s hardly ever gone as bad as I think it will.