Sometime ago I decided that it’s just not reasonable to give gifts to every single one of my friends for their birthdays. This was probably also around the time that I decided that it was okay to let some of my friendships go if it looked like they were basically dead already. On the other hand, now that I’m doing a little bit of writing everyday, it’s probably still all right for me to write everyone birthday letters. So all of my important friends will still get presents, but the other ones who I’m not so close with will only get letters.
I haven’t really decided what to do about Christmas gifts and letters yet.
RSI sucks. I hope I don’t regret taking this summer research opportunity because of it.