so hard to get out

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Registered: 12-03-2006
so hard to get out
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Sat, 12-29-2012 - 1:33pm

The weather's not helping. I was thinking as a single person, a good way to get out of a rut is to just get out. However, when I have free time like this Sat morning, I'm not motivated to go out. I'm not motivated to even go to meetup events to make new friends. I find meetups a fast and easy way to get involved but what if you don't even feel like it?

I like to go get together with a close friend or two but I'm not even motivated to call or get out of the house. Easy companionship is what I'm looking for, not necessarily romance.

 

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 01-01-2013 - 1:43pm

You are funny.  Last night I looked at a married friend's FB post.  She said something like "when you are young, you can't wait to stay up late on NYE and for middle aged people you are forced to stay up"--she is a person who got married to the high school sweetheart and just let herself go in appearance which I hate to say cause I do like her.  But I felt like adding something like "Hey, I'm middle aged but not ready to pack it in yet."  I mean, to each their own--if someone likes staying in & reading a book & going to bed early (and I definitely have those days) that's fine, but I'm not ready to be boring yet.  My mom is almost 87 yrs old and she still goes out and does things--she did go out for dinner at 4:00 yesterday with her sister to beat the rush, but she still goes out.

I do hate going out in the cold.  Right now it's sunny and I have to get things for dinner anyway so I'll force myself to go out.  But it's very easy to hibernate in the winter.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 01-01-2013 - 1:45pm

I have gone to the movies myself--I feel like if it's in the daytime, there aren't that many people there anyway and really then it's dark and no one is looking at you.  If there's something I really want to see then I will go--it's always a lot different seeing a movie in a theater compared to on TV.

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