I am huge on simplifying... I like my life to be as simple and as problem free as possible. I parent my kids with that sort of mind set (though, to be clear, they don't get away with stuff and are not 'enabled' to be assholes because i can't be bothered... rather, I pick my battles), I approach work situations that way, and of course my personal relationships.
Since having the boys and going back to school though, I feel like I've been a shitty friend. I have several people in my life who I used to be closer to, and I feel them slipping away, and I dont' really know what to do about it. I've cut people out who were a drain on my life, my time, my sanity etc, and life has been better because of it. I've kept those who I can relate to close to me, because it seems we have more in common and are able to touch base more often. But between work, commuting, the kids, etc. I have let the other people in my life... who are just as important to me... sort of fall to the wayside. I am trying to remedy that, but there just aren't enough hours in the day.
I am trying to make it a priority to email or call more often. To set up lunch/dinner get togethers and to just be involved one way or another.
It's weird how it's harder to keep people in your life, than to remove them.
Let's twist again... like we did last summer...
Perhaps we'll pursue baseball...