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That Awkward Post

by Weegee Sachtjen
That Awkward Reconnection Attempt

Have you ever had to pick up the phone to call someone you haven’t talked to in a long time? Or started that first sentence in an email or a letter to someone who you lost contact with months or years ago?

Yeah. Me too.

Often times, my reconnection attempt starts with something like this – “Hello. It’s been a while. This may sound crazy, but I had a dream about you last night.” I tell them the dream before asking about how they are or what they are up too.

In one freaky case, I reached out to someone to tell them that I had a dream where the two of us were roommates but it wasn’t working out. I told him that in this dream I told him to go but to leave my prized baseball bat. Turns out, he was weighing and measuring leaving a secure job to do something a bit more heart fulfilling.

Weird.

I digress.

This is one of those reconnection letters or awkward phone calls. I stopped blogging about seven months ago. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to or that there wasn’t anything of interest going on. The problem was that there were tons of things I wanted to share — but needed to process.

By the time life shifted and thoughts were put through the analytic filter, opening the line of communication seemed daunting. Where does one start again? Do you pretend like the prolonged absence never occurred? Offer excuses for the radio silence?

Or do you simply open up the blogging app and type something, anything.

Hello. It’s been a while. This may sound crazy, but I had a dream about restarting my blog to reconnect with you. Weird. So, how have you been?

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