This has actually been happening for me. I mean, sure, I still have lonely and depressing evenings, but I’ve made a fair amount of friends at work recently, a few of whom I actually feel comfortable calling up to hang out on a weekend. Big step!
The downside is that all of these people are single girls who are younger than me, which means Greg gets left out in the cold, and I probably am acting less mature than I should. So now to find some couples friends….
Instagram has really helped me with this goal, but I’m not sure if that counts, as my poor DSLR is sitting there literally collecting dust. I guess snapshots are better than no shots though.
I haven’t quite developed a “ritual” or routine yet, but I have been getting up much earlier. I usually go day by day – sometimes I’ll do some cleaning in the morning, or sit and do some writing and contemplating. I’d like to get more into a routine as far as what I spend my morning doing, but I can’t quite decide whether that time should be spent on doing “me” stuff, or getting chores out of the way to free up my evening. Still though, at least waking up in the morning has become less of a dreadful prospect.