Make Time for Your People

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I've never considered myself the most social person, much more comfortable in my own home, I was  usually the girl who chose a night in instead of time out with my friends. That's one of the reasons I've come to love the blogging world as much as I have. In person I am an introvert through and through, but I've got online friends across the country that I've connected with in ways that I've never connected with others.

The crazy thing about it is that these relationships, which are so important and special, are also so easy to maintain in today's day and age. It takes me all of two minutes to pop over to a friends blog, catch up on their life real quick and leave a little note behind. Something that reminds them that they too have these relationships, that someone is there.

I started thinking the other day about how easy it is for me to do the same things for the people who are close to me (in distance and in heart). Ever since Kensington was born, I've had friends reach out from all over. Whether we've spoken recently or not, I've had people who just wanted to check in, or meet for coffee, or stop by to see the baby. When I spend time with my close friends we never truly do anything grand, we just sit in each others space as a reminder that we're here for one another. We catch up, and we enjoy each others time and it's easy and it's more than I could ever ask for. I know that because I'm willing to put in some effort towards the relationships in my life I will always have someone there should I ever need it. I've got more than my handful of people that I could call on to help me, or to just be there for me and I want to make it more of a point to nurture those relationships that I do have. There's no excuse to let them fall to the wayside out of laziness or simply because I don't always have enough hours in the day.

As we quickly approach my favorite time of the year, the time when I'm reminded on a daily basis of how thankful I am for everything and everyone in my life, I'm making more of an effort to step out of my comfort zone ever so slightly to make more time for the people who mean the most to me. Maybe this means going to a party that I'd normally skip, maybe its spending a few extra hours on a date night with my husband instead of rushing home to the baby, or maybe it's just texting a friend I haven't checked in with recently to tell her she's on my mind.

These are the important things. The people we choose to surround ourselves with, they matter the most. So grow your relationships, nurture your tribe and never decide that it's too late to take the extra minute to reach out to the ones you care about.


  1. I agree with this so much! It's so important to make time for those in your life.


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