Since I've had Savvi my social life has not been too active, outside of family. My socializing takes place at work. If that even counts. I am very leery about mixing business and pleasure, I just so happen to work with one of my closest friends. That makes the work day much more pleasant, but we hardly ever get together outside of work anymore. At the end of the work week, I go home and spend the weekend with the girls. I have thrown everything I have into family, school and am so involved with everything else that I don't get out too much on the weekend…well not for my own personal enjoyment.
I don't feel right going out right now, I have so many other things to focus on. My parents are great about taking care of the girls for me, if I have things planned, especially with school! Taking 4 classes means most of my time is spent studying or typing with one hand as I attempt to entertain Savvi with the other. I do see how a night out with the girls would be great and beneficial, but I have so many other things to do.
School means long days and less writing for me. Though I know it will pay off in the long run it takes time away from my girls. I definitely don't like that part, but it has to be done to get where I want to be in life. That is such a huge help. If I do get free time I usually spend it taking care of some task I've neglected at the house or writing. Writing has been my comfort lately. I always find myself doing something blog related if I get the chance.
I have been really dedicated to developing myself as a writer and health care professional that I don't dedicate much time to having a social life. I am going to work on balancing that out a bit. It will be a lot easier to get out of the house once Savvi is a bit older and I'm finished with school. I miss having a social life, (but not that much) being able to just go out and do things with good friends.
My family is now my social life and I'm okay with that. Though I miss my old lifestyle this current one is me. I reminisce at how much carefree fun I once had, but this life is the one I love for me. I feel like I am on the right path, taking the right steps, and living with purpose. I know my friends understand what is going on with me.
For those of you that have everything going on working towards your goals and dreams, do you find it hard to balance a social life too? What do you do to make time for friends or are you more so focused on your dreams?