Speaking of being in the dark, my social life has gotten rather haphazard. I've been working so much, and traveling almost 50% of the time. When I finally am home, I spend my time trying to catch up on home-type stuff, like laundry, bills, petting my cats. I spend some time just relaxing and recuperating from being on the road so much, catching up on my sleep, de-stressing, that sort of thing.
I hardly ever see my friends, unless somebody specifically invites me out to do something at a time when I am free. I haven't been making much of an effort to get together with anybody otherwise, and I certainly haven't been scheduling anything with my friends.
That's not cool. I miss my friends! I need to do something about this -- although my schedule is complicated enough that whenever I start thinking about scheduling something, I start to feel overwhelmed.
Basically I only see people who invite me to stuff. And even keeping up with those invitations is a challenge. It's funny to, because I'll sometimes hear other friends mentioning doing stuff without me, and I'll think, "Wait, why wasn't I invited?"
Then I'll remember: oh yeah, it's because I've fallen off the face of the earth. I never have time for anything. Naturally if I don't call anybody, don't suggest doing anything, I won't stay foremost in folks' minds.
So what I'm saying here is: eventually I do want to get together with friends live and in person. The computer's not enough for me, even if that's the only way I make contact with most non-work people these days. I don't know when, because I'm still swamped, but I'm gonna make it happen. I'm gonna make this dream come true! For me and youuuuu......
(ahem, sorry, distracted) Eventually, I promise. In the meantime, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, I swear. I'm dangling from the edge maybe, but with luck I'll come crawling back sometime soon....so don't forget about me. (: