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How I keep in touch with friends after college

Some people say they’re bad at texting, but I think that’s an excuse. I’ve said that at points in my life too, but I know it’s a copout.

Super guilty of this personally:

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But I resolve to get better. To me, sucking at texting just means I’m not prioritizing it. Which makes sense, you know, I don’t want to be on my phone constantly. It interrupts your productivity, and it interrupts the friends in front of you.

But there’s people I want to hold onto, and that requires work, and you know what, I’m willing to put in the work. And for what it counts, texting’s a lot more lightweight than vchats or flight tickets.

Enter the maintenance text”, or as I think of it, I was thinking of you text”.

It can be a:

  • Dank meme
  • Interesting article
  • Piece of sports news
  • Shared memory
  • etc

Receiving any of those things means the other person was thinking of you, which is just the sweetest thing.

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