I’ve realized that over the last few weeks I’ve become a real homebody. Sure I still get out the gym, doing volunteer work at the school, running the kids around, shopping, etc, but given the choice I seem to prefer being at home. I’ve got myself into a groove with my housework and running the home. I am happy being at home for most of the day just me and dogs (and other animals).
However, the downside is I haven’t made any new friends for a couple of years and my school mum friends have all gone back to work (at least part time) which means I don’t see them very much. My older playgroup mums are the same. And my really old school friends (hi Leanne!!) live an hour away. All of which means I really don’t do any socializing most weeks. I need to work on this but I’m not sure how.
I realized the extent of my problem early this morning. There is a bus trip I want to do – a tour of local op shops. I was thinking who I could ask to come with me but came up with no-one!!! Which I thought was pretty sad. There is one friend I could ask but I just don’t know if she’d be interested (or be working that day) – only one way to find out I guess. If not I think I’ll go alone (I’ve had visit on op shop on my yearly to-do list for a couple of years now and it would be nice to cross it off). Who knows, I might even make a new friend.
In the meantime I really am happy being a homebody :-).