There's times when the reality of what I've given up or had to adapt to my lifestyle . Hit me !
Today's one of them days !
I've always had friends , not lots but good friends . Most of my friends without children I have had fir years .
Before I had my daughter , I was at university working on a time consuming degree , struggling with balance a part time job and planning a wedding .
When I came home , I threw myself into a job which included working weekends , nights and evenings .
Then I went on to take a job whilst pregenant that included working 5/6 nights a week .
At work I've always got along with my work colleagues but when it came to going out for drinks or partying the night away . It just seemed I'd be studying , saving money or having to get home to my family .
So I suppose even before I became a single parent , my social life was always limited due to my commitments .
I have made so many good friends since having my daughter . And even more so since becoming a single parent !
I can fill my day times with friends and things to do ! We have a great active social life in daytimes. I love it . It suits us at this moment in time just fine ! Perfect even .
So on that rare occasion when I'm child free of an evening . I try and make plans and be busy .
When them plans change or get cancelled I always feel a but Lonley .
I love the idea of starting a exercise class but can't commit regularly . But I think tommorow I will go for a run or go swimming . Some adult time .
When I look at it I'm happy that are daytimes ate full , I also under stand that this time is just a phrase and I will in time get my social life back !!