The place we wanted to go was closed on Monday. Our second choice didn’t have tables to sit at. So…was it silly that my friend and I grabbed a smoothie and sat in my car with the sunshine coming in? I don’t think so. And neither did she. We’d been meaning to catch up so many times in the last few weeks, but life, ya know? It gets hard to find time for the important when the urgent sucks up all of our time. But that 1 hour and 15 minutes was important. It was valuable and it was necessary. And I don’t regret it at all.

I came across this list of great ways to hang out with a friend that are out of the norm. It was helpful to me and hopefully, you’ll find time, find value, and find the importance of spending time with a friend. Don’t let life get in the way of precious friendships.

Ways to Catch up with Friends That Aren’t Grabbing Lunch 

  1. Invite them to your house 
  2. Go on a walk or hike together 
  3. Run errands together 
  4. DIY your space together 
  5. Invite them on a long drive 
  6. Explore your city’s touristy stuff 
  7. Host a clothing swap 
  8. Craft together 
  9. Make a complicated, involved recipe together 
  10. Play games