I am TERRIBLE at following up with people. Absolutely terrible. I have seen so many close friendships fall by the wayside over the past few months because of decisions I have made. Of course, there are things to blame: graduate school, depression, having a relationship. But really, the biggest thing to blame is myself.
I’ve started getting out of that hole and am saying goodbye to rock bottom. I’m trying to rekindle friendships that I have let lapse and trying to be a better person. For some of my friends, they have probably noticed an insurgence of text messages and e-mails. I’m honestly trying to be a better friend, for their benefit. They have helped me out so much when I have needed it, and it is time for me to repay that kindness.
Although it is not easy. It takes tons of time and forgiveness, but it is worth it. So completely worth it.
I’m also following up on projects in my life. Finishing some job applications that I left unsubmitted, completing blog post ideas that I have had for the past five months, and trying to accomplish goals I set for myself long ago. It is difficult to do so, and I have had to swallow a lot of pride, but it is completely worth it. Completely.
Is there something that you have done that you had to swallow a lot of pride to do? How much was it worth it in the end?