Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My 30 day challenge

So I was laying in bed wide awake thinking about how my friends are such AMAZING resources! The reason I am challenging myself is that I rarely pick up the phone and call these amazing people. One of the harsh realities of becoming a parent is that all of a sudden it seems that you have very little in common with your single and/or childless friends. While my days revolve around Barney, poopy diapers, and sleeping and eating routines/schedules their lives are full of happy hour, traveling, movies, and other fun. This doesn't mean we should let these relationships fall to the wayside. Some day these friends will be needing advice on picking a pediatrician, getting rid of the bottle, why is his/her poop green? and I hope to be that friend for them. So I am challenging myself... for the next 30 days... every day I will pick up the phone and call a friend I haven't talked to lately. I will try my hardest not to spend the whole time talking about the latest thing Ashlyn has said or done and just re-establish our friendship and catch up. Unless that is that you are like my dear friend Sarah who hangs on every word I say about Ash (or at least pretends really well). It just makes me so sad when people ask who from grad school I keep in touch with and besides Facebook there are only 3 girls I talk to on a semi-regular basis and 1 guy who happens to live in the same city and I see him a few times a year. I hope that when I call you will answer the phone. If you can't please give me a call back when you can because I am calling you because I honestly and truly value our friendship and would like to see how you are. I am not sure yet how I will go about the calls alphabetical, random, who knows but I hope that we will talk soon and after that more often! Also don't be afraid to pick up the phone and call me too! I can't guarantee there won't be screaming and/or barking in the background but I would love to hear from you!


  1. I don't know if I'm the Sarah or any of the other 20 or so Sarahs you are friends with but I enjoy talking with you no matter what the topic is about.

  2. I like this 30-day challenge. Like it a lot.

  3. Go you! I don't think I could find the time for this right now :o( You are one super-awesome momma!

  4. Sarah- I always love talking to you and will call you soon!
    Philip- It has been wonderful! It was especially wonderful talking to you today. My spirits stayed up the rest of the day!
    Rosemary- It has been so good for me and my soul this past week! Its so nice to catch up and its been nice also catching up with kid-less friends where the conversation is a little different! Right now might not be the time but I highly recommend it down the road!