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I'm all alooooone, there's no one here besiiiide me...

Thursday, October 06, 2011

So I titled my blog with lyrics from a Bette Middler song, what you gonna say about it?! emoticon

But seriously. I am so entirely bored. And lonely. And I never thought that it would be like this. I never thought that I could feel so useless.

A little over a month ago, I moved into my first place away from home with my wonderful boyfriend. Don't get me wrong, I am loving living out on my own(ish). But then there are days like today. Wait. Make that the last week. Because I work PRN at my job, there are days and days were I work CONSTANTLY, and then there are weeks where I don't work at all. Most people would love that. I hate it. The boyfriend works as a firefighter, so he's gone for up to 48 hours at a time, sometimes only being home for 12 hours between shifts. So........ here I am.

Where I live now is about an hour away from my home and family and friends. Close enough that I can maintain contact, but far enough away that it isn't possible to visit multiple times a week. So, I guess this is my question to anyone that may choose to read this:

How do you go about meeting people when you move someplace new?

Of course I know all of Paul's friends, and their girlfriends (I am sorry, but that is just not happening. I am fairly certain that most of them don't have brains or a decent bone in their body). I joined a gym about 5 minutes away from my house, I was hoping that I could meet people there, but that's not going so well.

I just don't know what to do. I certainly can't keep up sitting around the house like this or I will go insane. Or get bored and cut all of my hair off or dye it purple or get another stupid piercing. Either way, not a great plan.

Any suggestions would be appreciated! emoticon
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  • MALABOGIA
    Great ideas, thank you! I will have to find something to volunteer for, I guess I hadn't thought of that, but that's how I met all of my old friends where I used to live! :)
    3232 days ago
  • JUSTLYLE
    How about doing some volunteering for some great cause or organization? Always makes one feel good when doing something worthwhile for someone else.

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    3232 days ago
  • SPAYYOURCAT
    Volunteer at something or join a crafting guild.
    3235 days ago
  • LOSINGITATNIGHT
    I know how you feel, sort of. I'm in the town that I grew up in, but I don't really have any friends here. My mother lives 45 minutes away (just far enough!), and my little sister is on the other end of the country. None of this really started to bother me until I started walking. When I walk through housing developments and past the local middle school, I feel incredibly lonely, and I can't quite pinpoint why. emoticon
    3235 days ago
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