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Socialization

Friday, August 16, 2013

I realized that I was depending on one person a little too much for my socialization. This person is not always as available as I would like. I'm starting to feel isolated and it's not a good feeling. It's time to reach out to others. I haven't kept up my old friendships as much as I should have; hindsight is always 20-20. So now I begin another journey...
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MNABOY 8/17/2013 9:27PM

    You are well grounded and will make the connections you need and want.

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SARAHST0T 8/17/2013 6:18PM

    Good luck reconnecting with some old friends! emoticon

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FIFIFRIZZLE 8/17/2013 3:11PM

    It can be great to reconnect with old friends. Reaching out to new friends not so easy, people are busy. Don't be discouraged if it takes a bit of doing, you will need to make a lot of approaches and keep upbeat while you are putting yourself out there.
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NPA4LOSS 8/17/2013 12:42PM

    emoticon You are making emoticon choices!

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SLIMLILA 8/17/2013 12:13PM

    I know exactly what you mean, I sacrificed my new life for that one person too, and it was such a major mistake..

So, here I am again, trying to make new friends and build relationships and find a purpose for my life.... How many times do I need to to do this? But, it is for my own good, isn't it?
It's a risk to reach out again, but I have to believe it is worth it... and I too need to reach out to my old friends and keep in touch with them.... I isolate myself too....not good...

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FITMARY 8/17/2013 11:54AM

    Very best wishes on this project! It is a good one! And I too have to take these kinds of steps. It's not easy, but we can do it!!! Keep in mind that many, many other people are in the same boat so don't stop til you get what you want!
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WOMANWITHGRIT 8/16/2013 8:33PM

    You are not alone in this one! I just turned 61 and am at the front end of a divorce. I will be needing to push myself forward to meet new people. I do need a good deal of time alone and, now, at this later stage in my life, I enjoy my own company. But to get out and meet new people is somewhat challenging to me. You have made the first step -- to identify this and post. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PROUD-GRANDMA 8/16/2013 1:54PM

    Congrats! Enjoy reconnecting & finding more friends!

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AWESOMECHELZ 8/16/2013 1:10PM

    From reading your last few blogs, I realize that we do have a lot in common. I have the same problem with friends too. Now I live in a new area and I hope to reach out more, in person, so I can have several friends to spend time with. My best friend here is moving to Qtar for work so I will surely miss her. Good luck with your goals. emoticon
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SPACEYKP 8/16/2013 12:56PM

    I know how you feel. I'm not very good at maintaining old friends. I've found that even just sending out an email to a friend is a good way to keep in touch and makes me feel a stronger connection to them. As long as you're making an effort to get back in touch with old friends or make new friends, you just have to remind yourself that it takes time and you're not completely alone even if you don't have someone to visit with or talk to every day.
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