This has been a nice weekend (most weekends are). Although I stayed lazy too long on Saturday, the evening turned out great. With snow coming down, my husband and I headed out to meet up with our old neighbors for dinner and catching-up. It had been too long…2 years. We really enjoyed seeing them, talking about what was going on in our lives now, getting caught-up on the neighborhood gossip, and reminisce about when we lived down the street. I was reminded how much I miss them! At the end of the evening there was talk of how it had been too long and we shouldn’t let so much time go by without getting together again. How many times have we all said that or heard that? Why do we allow so much time to pass before getting together with family and friends? Is life that busy?
A week ago, I ran into an old friend whom I had lost touch with (probably 13 years ago). I had thought of her often but had never made the initative to find her. Shame on me!
It just seems when you get married and have kids, your whole world revolves around them. That is your world. You are mom or someone’s wife. You forget to be you. That includes taking time not only for yourself, but to get together with loved ones. After all they are the ones who helped you become who you are today. Sometimes you have to take all the hats off and let your hair down, or “you” will get lost. I believe it is when we get lost, that we begin to have an identity crisis, which can effect our well being and the well being of our relationships with our spouse’s and children. I know…I think I had that. But I found myself again. And part of that is connecting with who you are, doing the things that are important to you, and being around those you have known and loved.
Is life that busy? Or do we just get in our own little world and forget to take time for what is really important? Our friends and family. I went years without seeing my cousins (what a shame) for I love them dearly. They were a big part of my life as a kid. Over the last year we have reconnected and try to have a family get together atleast once every two months. I know that I am better for having them back in my life.
Is life that busy? No…It is what we make it. So stop making excuses and putting things off. Take time to reconnect with family and friends. You never know how much joy you are missing. You never know when it will be too late. And you just might find yourself along the way!