I had an email out of the blue from a friend from years back- we used to meet up now and then ( she lives some way from me) but we have not been in touch since our last meeting more than 2 years ago- and when we did meet then I liked her still but felt conversation was a bit stilted. Having not heard from her, I assumed she thought the same and that we were leaving it, having thought we had grown apart.
Anyway, got an email about 3 weeks back asking if I'd l ike to meet. I haven't replied as I was unsure what to say. I don't mind seeing her at all, but now that I have ignored her email for a bit it looks as if I am not very keen if I reply so late- what would you do?
If you're not sure then I would probably give the friedship one more chance. I have friendships that have cooled off a bit then a year or two later we seem to have more in common again - although not always the case of course. I think the thing to see is if you have anything in common now or just end up talking about 'old times'. Make up and excuse for not getting back to her sooner then see how it goes
I think if that was the first time it had felt uncomfortable then I would give it a go. If nothing else it is always nice to catch up and find what everyone has been up to. If you are worried about the length of time since she emailed why not tell her that you don't check that address very often anymore or something.
She probably did feel the same at the time but has maybe been thinking about you wondering what you were up to so thought she would give it a shot and try and catch up.