Are you a good friend? Come on, dig deep…
Do you spend Monday swearing to do drinks with the girls, but cancel by the time the weekend rolls around? You’re too busy for that, right?
And be honest, out of your 600+ Facebook friends, how many do you actually talk to outside the obligatory gushy birthday post?
For Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew, hitting the road to read the weather meant spending five days a week on the road, and the scarce moments she had at home on the weekends were dedicated to quality time with her partner, writer Neil Varcoe.
So where did that leave her friends?
On the I Don’t Know How She Does It podcast, Edwina shared the lengths she went to, to maintain her friendships.
“With the girls I went to school with, we have a dinner catch up every month. I’ve had to cancel the last two months,” the 33-year-old admitted.
“I’ve felt very guilty about that.”
She would beg her friends, “can we do lunch? PLEASE?”
Fed up with being out of the loop with her girl squad, the journalist devised a way to keep in touch. And not just keep in touch with her besties, but revisiting old friendships with people who have slipped between the cracks of her life.
"I did a project a couple of years ago now called 52 Friends where I spoke to a different friend every week. We had to catch up in person, we'd share some memories, I'd take a photo and I posted it to Instagram every week."
"It was an amazing experience because it brought back so many memories," Edwina said.
It's all about putting in a little bit of effort, and it's so worth it.