If you’re anything like I am, in the past couple of years as a New Yorker, you’ve cobbled together a surrogate family of like-minded amigos to keep you company. Mom and Dad are way too far away (and besides, didn’t you spend the first seventeen years of your life rebelling by any means necessary? Guilty as charged) to make nightly trips to the movies, whine about work over packets of instant soup, and to look on disapprovingly while you swipe a roll of toilet paper from the office supply.
This week, we are challenging each of you, lovelies, to reconnect with a friend that you used to be much closer with. Remember the days of first and second grade, of middle school, when getting wasted on cheap red wine and watching bad TV were not part of the daily routine? Yes, there were friends before your current crew. However, as we age, we are faced with the nagging circumstance that people change. They move out of your hometown, go to college, get married, yadda yadda. The point is, everybody is changing, all the time, but we bet you used to have a certain BFF in your life that is no longer. For the life of you, you just can’t seem to grasp why; what changed, who said what… the only thing evident is that you don’t borrow each other’s clothes anymore, nor do you rush home to talk on the kitchen phone, tethered by a cord to the kitchen wall.
We are going to make the point of reaching out to several old friends, whom distance and years have separated us from. It’s totally free- stop creeping them on Facebook and just send them an email already!- and it’s a chance to revisit your history, and remember the person you were before you moved to the Big City. We're too curious to do otherwise!
Join us. We want to hear all about the people you wish you could speak to more. Share your re-connecting adventures by commenting below, sending us an email at bbonabudget (at) gmail (dot) com, or Tweeting us @bbonabudget.
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