on girlfriends.

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Last night I did something I haven't done in forever: I got together with two girlfriends from high school and had dinner.

I'm super lucky that I've had a core friendship base throughout each stage in my life--I keep in touch with friends from elementary school, high school, college, law school and my adult life...but the communications are somewhat sporadic. With everyone starting their own families and cultivating their own relationships it seems as though life in general is busier than ever and it's harder and harder to pin down a date to catch up--especially because I'm not just walking down the hall in a dorm or a block down the street to see someone.

It's become so much more apparent to me how important these relationships with my girlfriends are--I've definitely been a friend that's fallen completely off the radar and put friendships on the back burner as I focused on my own stuff, but I don't think that's done me any favors in the long run (my stuff wasn't that important that I needed to neglect my friends).

But what's awesome about getting together with these ladies is that no matter how long we've gone without talking to each, it's incredibly easy to get back in a groove and catch up. So...why do I wait so long to reach out? It's dumb.

I'm really going to try to be better about keeping in touch--I got together with my law school ladies in September (and will be seeing them again soon in a couple of weeks) and I'll be visiting my dearest friend from college this upcoming weekend after way too long (we're talking, "she has two kids I've never met" too long. I'm the worst). I've decided there's no time like the present to work on reconnecting with these dear lady friends of mine--they mean the world to me and my life will only be better with them playing an active role in it.