I miss my friends.
It’s one of the weird things about becoming a parent. You love your friends, you WANT to see them, to hang out…but time slips by. All of a sudden you realize it’s been WEEKS, MONTHS since you’ve talked, gotten together for coffee, to spill the dirt…much less have a girls get away.
I know it happens. I’m a mom. Then I’m a wife. Then I’m a marketing director. That consumes my life, my time. I know I need to make more time…FIND TIME…to see them more. In the long run, it’ll make me a better mom and a better wife if I make the time for myself and my friends.
Most of my friends have kids, so it’s hard for all of us. To coordinate a time for us all to get together is beyond difficult. But my best friend, my oldest, dearest friend doesn’t have kids yet. And I find myself becoming JEALOUS of her other relationships. Am I 13? Seriously? I couldn’t believe it the other day when she mentioned going on a trip with some other friends (kidless friends). It bothered me. Without me? We were supposed to plan fun trips together. We are supposed to hang out and have dinners and celebrate things. I could feel the green eyed monster slithering up my back. EWWWWWW! What is wrong with me? We all have multiple friends. We can’t all do things together. I hang out with other people (sometimes. when I have time.) Utter ridiculousness. That is what I think about myself.
But I can’t help it.
I love my son. I love my husband. But I really miss my friends. I want to make it a priority for the new year. At the very least, couldn’t we meet for lunch once a month?