“Shall I compare thee to a summers day?” …Probably not, but I think you’re nice! … One of the goals I set for myself this year was to stay better connected with my friends. With Texting, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Linkedin, blogging & Google+ you would think that would be easy, right? Well, if I just wanted to “like” a post or forward a tweet or ask for a reference than I believe there are certainly enough options at my disposal.
It seems that all these awesome modes of staying “connected” have actually caused the opposite to occur in my life. I mean, what happened to the time when I would make a good old phone call to someone I cared about simply to “shoot the breeze”? Do I still have the ability to converse in dialogue for longer than a 150 word tweet? Have I now resorted to my only connection with friends being the creative Facebook birthday wish I give once every year to that “important person”? How could it be that I now feel LESS connected to some of my most important friends?
These were some of the questions I pondered at the beginning of the year when I thought about how I envisioned this year shaping up. As a result I made the choice to create 12 separate 30 day activities (one for each month) specifically focused on