Well, I completed the 40 Things challenge last week and used this past week to think about what is next. I am going to try to blog Monday through Friday about the five senses outlined in the Satellite Sister’s book. Set mini-goals or write about things that give me that Sense.
So it’s Monday and I’ll write about the Sense of Connection…
It’s ironic that Monday is also the day that I go “home” and sing in the choir that we started six years ago in my hometown. I sleep at my parents’ home and connect with friends from home. I love singing in this choir and the weekly connection we have through the music and our time together. This fall I’ve also been walking with a friend after she’s done with work (or even walking on her lunch hour!), watching some hometown volleyball games, hanging out with my daughter and parents, and even helping out around the ponderosa (what we call my parents’ home). Tonight I’m going to visit a friend I haven’t seen for a while and I’m happy that we’re getting together over a bottle of wine. We both need it. 🙂
I had a busy week and weekend of connecting with friends and family. Book club with friends from where I used to work, watching football (two games Saturday!), family meals, walks with friends, movies with friends, and meeting new friends.
I still have a few Thank-Yous to write from my birthday and a letter to write to a former student. I used to be really good at writing letters and I’ve had it as a personal goal for a few years to stay connected with friends by sending cards and letters when I think of someone. I have all the cute blank cards and stamps and return address labels needed so that is not an obstacle, but I don’t always do well and even emails aren’t always sent when they should be. So it is an ongoing personal goal to maintain connections with people through phone calls, cards and letters. Even emails.
What do you do to stay connected? Do you have weekly check-ins with friends or family to maintain a connection?
Off to read!