I have lived in San Jose for over 24 years now.
I left behind an active social life with many friends in Los Angeles.
I have people I consider friends in San Jose, but few close friends.
Mostly, because I do not take the time to go out and socialize.
There are a number of reasons for this – some valid, some not so much.
Today, I finally got off my rusty dusty and went and had breakfast with a friend.
I had a wonderful time!
I feel so stupid.
I could have been doing this all along.
Well, not breakfast, because for most of the time I’ve lived here, I have worked fulltime.
But for some years now, I have worked from home, starting work at 1 pm.
And when I first moved here, I got married pretty quick – and marriage takes up a lot of your time – especially, the first few years (or 1- 23 years).
Anyhow, WTF was I (or wasn’t I) thinking?
I admit, I do become easily overwhelmed by too many commitments, but I can control my own calendar – right?
Okay, I can at least give it a try.
Besides, I don’t expect to be bombarded with invites – if, nothing else, many of my friends are still doing the whole 9-5 (or hours of that ilk) thing.
But I have been reminded of how much I enjoy the whole just hanging and chatting with like-minded people for no special reason.
So, I not only had a great time at breakfast, I learned something about myself and my life.
I’m just sorry it took me so long to figure it out!