Sometimes it’s just two of us, sometimes the group can be up to 15-20 people. Every Friday, my friends and I will get together at either Fox and Hound in Carmel or at someone's house and catch up on the week, enjoy some beverages, watch sports, play games, etc. We’ve been doing this for 3-4 years now and unless there are circumstances that prevent us from doing so, at least a few of us are there each week enjoying each other’s company.
I think it’s good to establish traditions like this. I’m at the age where a bunch of people around me are married and having children. From what I understand, once stuff like that starts happening, schedules, priorities and routines change. It’s easy to lose touch with people we care about when things get really busy.
The thing I like most about knowing my friends will be hanging out on Fridays is that no matter what stage of life we’re in, so far, we’ve made this continue to feel normal. No matter how busy our work week was, or that some of us have to get up early on Saturdays, hanging out with the same people in the same setting each week just makes life feel comfortable.
This post is part of Think Kit 2011.