GUEST POST // Wendy Garrish
Isn’t it funny that the more we connect digitally, the more we forget to really connect with people? I feel like I know what is going on with my friends now more than ever, since every move is documented on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc.; every great idea for their homes is identified on Houzz; and every great outfit, hairstyle, recipe, or birthday party theme is pinned on Pinterest. In some respects, I know more about my friends than previously. But, despite knowing where they had their last meal and their latest craft inspiration, I realized I don’t actually know what is really going on with them.
So, I made a big effort this week to reconnect with some of my good friends – “Project Reconnect”. I took a walk one evening with a friend who lives around the corner. I had a couple of girlfriends over for coffee one morning. I actually talked on the phone (!!) with two other girlfriends. And, I have dinner plans later this week with some of my college sorority sisters. It was a big undertaking and my general productivity this week has been less than stellar, but it has been rewarding, inspiring, and FUN! A nice little reminder for me that life shouldn’t always revolve around my laptop and iPhone.