At this point in blogging about the habits that I am working to instill in my life, I’m getting more into aspirational thinking than what I’m doing now. This is how I’m beginning to think about the habit of one hour of conversation with a friend per week.
I have three grown children that I touch base with at least every week. Sometimes, we talk for five minutes. Sometimes it’s an hour.
My rotation tends to be each of my children, a local friend that I can meet with in person, then each of my children, and another local friend.
As my son told me when he got established in New York, “I get together with friends maybe once a month, and close friends twice a month.”
While most weeks, I’m “checking the box,” it would be good for me to make a concerted effort to deepen some friendships so that I would get together more than once a month or so.