So I posted last October about being lonely in NC.
Almost a year has passed and I feel pretty much the same way.
I looked back on that post and realized that three good female friends of mine commented on it.
Then I look back even further and I sort of always remember being lonely at times. Maybe it’s part of the human condition. Maybe it’s because I go through big periods of time when I’m feeling anti-social. Tough call.
I do rememeber a period of a few years in college when I always had someone to talk to and was in constant communication with friends and others.
I think that’s what I miss.
I need to spend less time at work stressing out about work, and more time chatting it up with friends and doing random things.
Here’s a typical re-enactment of an outing with friends.
Waitress comes to table.
Me: I’ll have a Killian’s
Brendan: Can I get a Yuengling
Kaufman: What do you have on tap?
Kaufman: Hmmmm… how about…
Waitress walks away..
Lauren: Silently thinks “Man I love New Kids on the Block”
Me: How bout that crazy work thing.
Everyone gets excited and animated about crazy work things for 3 minutes.
10PM rolls around..
Me: Man I’m tired.. work is killing me.
Kaufman: I’m gonna go home and play WoW
Brendan: I’m going to bed
Kurt: Silently thinks “mmmmm bed with Lauren”
I think working form 9:30 – 7 puts a huge drain on the social life. Most days I go home and just pass out and do nothing until it’s time to go back to work.
Where am I going with this you ask?
The point here is I need to adjust my work life balance.. make more time for being around people.
I can hear Heather saying now:
“It’s people time now Jason!”
Probably true… so maybe if I stop spending so much time at work, or home alone, things will start looking up.
I think the secondary point is that more of those girls I mentioned at the beginning of this post need to come to Raleigh, NC for a visit.
The tertiary point is that even with the friends I have now I miss having a sidekick. I think everyone needs a sidekick. This doesnt have to mean dating or anything like that… just someone to talk to who really understands things. Someone to confide in, and someone who confides in you.
I feel like I had one or two at some point.. and now I don’t. I can’t really define it more than that.
I am much too tired to be posting. That will probably all sound ridiculous when I wake up in the morning and read it.