how to text someone you havent talked to in years

I want to get back in touch with one of my old friends. However, I haven't spoken to her for four years (I'm 18 now, just finished my A Level exams). I've been dying to contact her

how to text someone you havent talked to in years

I want to get back in touch with one of my old friends. However, I haven't spoken to her for four years (I'm 18 now, just finished my A Level exams). I've been dying to contact her for ages, but I knew I ought to wait until the exams were finished.
Now they have, I don't know what to do. Four years ago we were really good mates (we went to the same primary school, but not the same secondary). I stopped contact with her though, because I was really depressed and couldn't be bothered going out anymore.

We had so much in common, I'd love to speak to her again, maybe even try to get things back to the way they were (although I accept she's probably moved on a lot in four years!). So much has happened in four years, I want to find out what she's been up to, there's so much to tell and to hear, so much to catch up on ... if she wants to. She only lives two roads away from me as well.

What do you think I should do? I want to text her, but I feel a bit awkward. What would I say?

(Original post by Anonymous)
Hmm that is a bit long though! Our friendship didn't end badly or anything, we just lost contact. I don't want to overwhelm her, but at the same time I don't want to completely brush over the fact that we haven't spoken for years

I admit that it seems a bit overwhelming, but that's just me and I felt it needed to be said.

My friendship didn't end badly either but I felt I could have done more to keep it going so I didn't want the other person to feel like I felt I could ditch them and then just expect them to talk to me again after all those years. So yes, you could with a simple "Hey, how it's going, haven't talked to you in a while" but I think you do still need to add some comment apologising for not keeping in touch and then maybe if your friendship does get strong again have a more in depth conversation about it later.

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