I've messaged a couple of the people I remember like Castform, Christos and someone else who I've now forgotten but only a Hey how are you kinda thing. I do go by the battle server every now and again and there's just nothing going on. I haven't done a great deal of battling since like gen 6. I don't like gen 7 or gen 8 so I've avoided them in terms of competitive, I usually just do random battles lol
It's good to hear you're doing well! I was a little bummed that the Showdown server we all used to talk on is pretty much dead now, Lots of people who I can't remember what their usernames were so it's been hard finding them.
As for me, I've been doing great, just living life, still a pokemon fan and getting on with things. Hope you're having a good christmas.