have you had this happen? you read someone’s blog and really resonate with something they said. or maybe they find you for the same reason. or maybe it’s a facebook status. you communicate a few times and really feel a connection. and next thing you know, they’re gone. they have new friends and new connections. (was it something i said??)
i don’t want to be negative or judgmental about this process because, after all, there is real human connection going on and we all need that, right? but i’m having a little trouble getting used to this new format of friendship. it’s sooo fast-paced. if you stay out of the loop for a few days or weeks, your so-called “friends” have moved on. it’s like there is an inexhaustible supply out there, so your friendship is really not that important anyway.
personally, i can’t always keep up with that pace. i need down-time. away-from-people time. and i want to know that if i don’t keep up a constant flow of communication that my friends will still be there for me. that they won’t abandon me for new ones and leave me hanging.
i have some friends i grew up with who i don’t communicate much at all with and yet, when we are together, the relationship is totally intact. just like we haven’t been apart. i love that. just throwing it out there to see if anyone else can relate – would love to hear your thoughts!!