It’s a weekend and I try to slow down on weekends. I try to just kick off my shoes and spend time with friends and family(and have conversations not revolve around work). Often, it’s also the time when I get to be alone and just think about my priorities in life.
Recently, I had a conversation with KR(whom I haven’t seen in ages because he’s over at Cambridge) about how detached I’m feeling from my friends. On one end, it’s just a byproduct of growing up – everyone’s graduating/graduated and beginning to start their careers and such so many things change. Yet, I can’t help but feel that somehow the effort to maintain friendships can oftentimes be a one-sided affair. It rather irks me when efforts fail regardless of whether plans are made in advance(so that people can clear their schedules) or if they’re made spontaneously(because some people say that can’t plan so far ahead). It always ends up with either people forgetting the date, or saying that it’s too last minute. It’s almost as if people want to find an reason not to meet.
I know maybe I’m just being petty about things but when one person tries so hard to keep things going without much reciprocation, the resultant feeling isn’t very nice.
So I guess I’ll just stop trying for now… If anyone’s game to meet up, you know how to find me. I’ll be more than happy to make time 🙂