Let’s talk about those people.
The polite ones, the ones that write thank you notes, the ones who will always follow the social etiquette that shows you care for people.
I have a few of those friends. They never forget a birthday.
Me on the other hand… It feels like I’m missing some secret organised binder that every girl gets upon entering their 20′s.
I’m rubbish at remembering birthdays, at sending obligatory “How’d your interview go?” texts, at writing thank you cards and just generally keeping on top of what’s going on in other peoples lives.
I tend to float along in my own bubble, dealing with life and the things that fill a day. I love to keep in touch with my friends, but more often, I find myself in friendships that meander on, with everyone picking up where they left off. No pressure to constantly stay in contact, but resting in the knowledge that we’re all there for each other.
I think married life has had something to do with it. The domestic reliability that replaces your need to spend every night drinking wine at your girl-friends house.
Although I know that some people live and breathe for social interaction. They’re only happy when they’re busy, or writing thank you cards. I’m not one of those people.
But I think I always secretly thought I would change. That one day, I would wake up and be awesome at remembering to pay the electricity bill and sending that birthday card 2 weeks in advance. It hasn’t happened. And I’m starting to think of it as a talent. One that I just don’t have.
Don’t get me wrong… I’m pretty good at sending random gifts, choosing thoughtful cards and I have never EVER been afraid to say ‘I love you’ to any of my buddy’s.
But I ask you this…
Are you one of those ‘Thank you card’ people?
Do you find yourself feeling guilty about not being one of those people?
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