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Lives of Doctor Wives: Survivor Saturdays: Taking Friends with You

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Survivor Saturdays: Taking Friends with You

Pretty soon, your and your friends will scatter across the country. You'll all be settling into new communities, new friendships, and new stages in your lives. If you don't take steps to stay in contact now, you'll find your closest friends will become strangers.

As impossible as this seems, consider planning a yearly get-away where you all reunite. It can be men one time, women the next, couples, or families. Some of our friends did this and they have great memories and a long history of fun times together. My sister joins her friends in a cabin rental every year to scrapbook and catch up. The men take a golf trip and talk about their year. She looks forward to this time with her long-time friends. M and I didn't commit to doing anything annually, and now I really regret it. The "let's get together sometime" turned into years, and in some cases even decades. If only we had taken the time...

Your get-togethers don't have to be costly and they don't have to exclude kids. But investing in friendships that will go with you whereever you end up is a worthwhile investment. Consider a quarterly skype session, or a family summer beach trip. Just take the time to keep these very special friendships strong.

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Blogger TheFamousStacie said...

Exactly- Melisa, we're waiting for you at the beach... : )

February 27, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Melisa said...

You know I need to see something other than snow right now! It is snowing as I type! Florida is sounding heavenly!!!

One of the things I look forward to about having expendable money is traveling. Brad and I are dying to get back to Europe. How about you and Chad? Let's make a date! :o)

February 27, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Melisa said...

We won't have to stay in hostels this time. ;o)

February 27, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES! We've done this every year post-training with our BFFs. We pick a different place every year, and since we live 1200 miles apart, we choose places where one family can drive and the other flies, then switch the next year. Every year we've gone through VRBO.com and rent a house for a week - and end up spending about $100/night per family. Awesome!!! It's the highlight of every year.

February 27, 2010 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Timani said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that idea! Thanks for sharing!

March 9, 2010 at 12:06 AM  

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