Becoming less social was a slow process. I chose to sit around and wait for people to have time and invite me to hang out. My bad. I assumed that because no one called that no one wanted to hang out. My bad. In addition to that, I found myself increasingly selfish with the free time I had. I turned down things I was invited to do. My bad. I have flirted with volunteering but never done it, even when opportunities presented themselves. My bad.
As my nieces and nephew get older, I find that we don’t really know each other. I always wanted to be the cool aunt, not just the default aunt. My friends have kids I don’t know well, and who don’t know me well. I wanna fix that.
As a starter, I have begun to do what I can online (mostly thru Facebook) to support and encourage my friends’ kids who post musical things. I’m going to a performance this weekend where two kids will be playing in the pit band for a musical. It is a start.
I’m also attempting to figure out gatherings with friends. Hosting is an issue as we have 3 cats and a rabbit, and many of my friends are allergic. How can that be overcome? 10 months ago