A friend of mine told me I need to cultivate the art of talking on the phone. I told her it's a dying art and that texting has taken over. She told me that totally depends on the person.
I don't have much use for chatting on the phone. If I have something to say, I can usually say it in six characters or less. Time saved.
But perhaps the point isn't to save time. Perhaps it's to cultivate friendships. She made me wonder if I'm missing out on something.
It used to be when my cell phone had limited minutes, I kept my talking to a minimum. What started out as a necessity has become a habit. My cell phone minutes are no longer limited, so I don't have to avoid talking. But I'm not sure how to suddenly start chatting again.
So, I've made a resolution. Before I text someone, I will call them. I will try to hold phone conversations. I will deepen my friendships.
Yikes. The very thought makes me nervous.
Anyway...if you wonder why I'm suddenly calling to chat...now you know why.