The Almost Extinction of the Drop-In

 

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It had been years.

I’ve become so accustomed to emailing and texting and long pre-planned get-togethers on the calendar that the drop-in had become almost obsolete in my life.

Until that day when I was gifted with a drop-in visit.

Last winter I had the biggest deadline of my life. I quarantined myself, wore and slept in the same clothes for days, sent my husband and boys off on multiple three day weekend trips and got to work. I said no more often than a two-year-old and focused on one thing: my deadline. I agreed to no extracurricular activity that needed to be planned in advanced, only listened to music without words, and the dog and I spent way too much time locked up in my bedroom surrounded by empty iced coffee cups.

Then it happened. My doorbell rang. And no one was scheduled to be ringing it.

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Comments

  1. Oh, how I loved that post!! I am going to be a drop-iner very soon. I have been thinking about it a lot lately since I moved a little further away from my family and not one of them has dropped in on me and it really hurt my feelings. So instead of crying over it, I am going to drop in on them and maybe start something. Who knows? Thank you. I needed that drop in from you.

  2. I love this post! Thanks for reminding me that sometimes life is better when it is unplanned. xoxo

  3. I love this and appreciate this post so much. I’ve thought long and hard about this over the years, and I’m finally convinced that drops in are not only okay, but we should do them more. In fact, I dropped in on a neighbor last night and it went great! I brought my 3 year old with me and he played a few minutes with their kiddos. So it was a win-win for all. Plus, it helps me not feel so lonely sometimes.

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