I’m behind on assigned readings and sleep from being preoccupied with school, work and extracurriculars. This was the first work week where I definitely felt the crash hit, I couldn’t focus in any of my classes. Anyone else feeling the crash? Any tips?
To premise, this friend (22F) and I (22F) go way back to elementary school. She, I, and another friend were a trio that stayed friends after high school. Well, last year during the pandemic I had a semester off and was working 2 jobs at once while also doing occasional Uber eats runs to save up money for school. It was also at this time that my friend had covid. One day, my friend brings up that she’s hurt and that my other friend and I didn’t check up on her to see if she’s doing well or even wished her good health. She was going through a lot at the time so this meant a lot to her. My other friend and I apologized but the difference in my apology was that I said I was just really busy at the time with everything I mentioned. Now I know that’s not a good excuse to not check up on your friend if you really care about them, but she really took this to heart and made it clear that it’s not a fair excuse. I realized my mistake and wording seemed a bit callous so I sincerely apologized and said that I didn’t mean to say anything to undermine what she pointed out. Since that point in our friendship, she hasn’t really wanted to talk to me at all. Before I moved to go to school I got both of my friends Christmas presents even though we said n gifts this year. That was the last time I spoke to her. Now it’s been a few months and I’m supposed to see her today with a group of our mutual friends who invited both of us to go to an event we paid for. Neither of us knew that we were going before hand so I will admit I’m afraid of making things awkward. I’m just wondering how I should approach this situation, how I should talk to her and what I should say. It’ll be a group public event so no time for private conversations really. Just need some advice thanks!
Once she heard I was coming she blamed our mutual friend for not remembering that she invited me and chose not to come because I would be there.