I think it’s important to foster as many friendships over the years as humanly possible.
Although I wasn’t nearly as good about staying in touch with people in the years following college, I have tried to improve with time.
Even though I’m no longer on Facebook, I occasionally text most of my quality friends that I have made over the years. My friend Jonathan and I enjoy kayaking in the summer season if we can manage to find a place with available kayak or canoe rentals. Since the tourism industry in our area has exploded, more people flock to the water for fishing, swimming, and kayaking. My friend George likes to go hiking, especially in the vast state parks in our county. Finally, I met Ryan in college in a botany class. He now works as a marijuana grower for one of the prominent cannabis producers in the state. He has developed a few new strains and has been profiled in several cannabis related magazines. Apparently he learned a lot of his skills early on from various web forums of people growing cannabis illegally around the globe. Nowadays you can learn a lot of this information from official sources since the legal marijuana industry is so huge, especially in the United States. It’s crazy when I hear about major universities offering college degrees in learning the science behind cannabis cultivation. Being a good marijuana grower in a new cannabis market will make it easier to find a job early on, but I know some places that are still hiring in my state. Since the job attrition rate can be rough at times, you never know when your local cannabis dispensary could be hiring new marijuana growers.