How Did I Get Here?

People are too much work. I’m lonely. I miss having people drop by for dinner. I miss being able to vent. I do feel like the biggest “meanie” on the planet, and I can’t figure out how I got here. I was coping. I was a good mom. I was a social person. I fell in love. We’re great! But sometimes, life just gets so lonely and falls into a painful RUT! Do you ever get absolution?

How many of you wake up one day wondering just how you got to this particular place in your life?

slippers and lonely - isolation of a housewife and mom

I’ve been there a few times myself. I used to travel a lot. I used to go to social events all over the U.S. I used to date kinda-famous people for crying out loud.

Now my day consists of work, laundry and an occasional phone call. But, you wake up one day and feel like you’ve grown to a place of isolation and the people who once surrounded you, have been overlooked so long, they now overlook you.

Advice, anyone?

Even if you don’t have advice, perhaps you can join in to just share and lean.

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  1. Neena says:

    Hey Gayla,
    It sounds like you’re having one of those days. 🙂
    The best thing about real friends is that you can pick up the phone after years of not being in touch and pick up right where you left off.
    We’re all busy – and people get that. Just reach out, and they will be so happy to hear from you.
    BTW – I totally get the isolation thing. The mundane takes so much time – but is unavoidable.
    Hang in there!

    • Gayla says:

      Thanks Neena! 15 years working from home tends to take its toll. 🙂 winter is not my friend either! So that makes the down days even worse.

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