My friend Micah was in Boulder briefly last week. I was walking to meet him for a quick tea when I realized something:
The more time that elapses between visits with a long distance friend, the more daunting it feels to connect in an extremely limited amount of time.
During our chat, I mentioned this to Micah and he had a great response: “Let’s just talk.”
So we talked, and the ease with which we reconnected made me realize something much more important:
Some relationships don’t need a daily, weekly or monthly check-in. When the stars align and you do have a moment to meet, the connection is either still there, or it isn’t. Most of the life events you experienced during the communication hiatus don’t need to be recounted in detail. It’s the bullet points that matter.
How are you? (mentally, physically, emotionally, professionally)
These are the things that matter. Devote your limited time to these topics and no conversation will be wasted.