I know I am very blessed with the women who surround me, because I have an amazing group of women to call friends, but since I moved, it has been more difficult to stay in touch with some of them. Life, children, hardships, travel, work, time tables...everything contributes a little bit. With some friends it is very easy, because we have always been long distance friends. Other than time zones, nothing much has changed.
But for other friends, friends I absolutely love and adore it, it has been tougher. Throw in my own depression and difficult 2013 and what goes on their lives and voila. People don't talk for a long time. Then you start worrying if there is something wrong and then you start feeling guilty for not picking up the phone. And then you think about them more and more and you still are too worried, because now you feel like shit friend for not having picked up the phone and so on and so forth.
And then - out of the blue - you get a message and you bang your head against the wall and go "WE ARE FRIENDS. THIS WILL NEVER CHANGE." And then you pick up the phone and realize that both sides had hardships and a tough year.
So. Pick up the phone, my friends. Make a call.