I had been wondering…

Recently I’ve been wondering if I did the right thing moving here.

Not because I don’t love the place. The house is perfect, Zack and Max are so settled here and I love having my parents around to see as often as I like.

But I miss my friends so much. I miss my friends-who-babysat so much. I miss always having someone to pop out to chat to. I miss being able to nip into (decent) shops while Zack is at nursery. I guess maybe I’m more of a city chick than I thought.

I’m not saying that this isn’t a friendly place – plenty of people stop to say hello and everyone *loves* my boys – who wouldn’t? (answers on a postcard, you can have them for a weekend – I’ll pay). I just miss bumping in to people who I know. I suppose I have been kind of spoiled having my best friend living right next door to me. No chance of that happening here since my neighbours are all of the 60+ variety, ish. >_<

On Monday it’ll be six weeks since we moved in. It feels like a lot longer. I know I just need to get used to this and know that in time I will make real friends. I’m just really NOT so good with patience.

I miss being able to plan things like going to the movies or just over to my friend’s for a few drinks and know that my boys are being looked after by people who don’t mind what time I stroll in at (hi Jenni and Donna!). I miss having Shirley over on a saturday to watch Xfactor with, and share a few drinks and some gossip with too of course. I even miss hearing Jake-the-dog barking on his way down the stairwell and the damn noisy students… ish.

On the other hand… if I’d stayed in Dundee I certainly wouldn’t have seen the awesome fireworks display from my bedroom window tonight with my boys, or seen (and stroked!) a horse while waiting to pick up Zack from nursery!

I know that this will all come in time. I guess I’m such a sociable person by nature I find it hard to not have anyone around to talk to most of the time.

It’s time for me to start enjoying my own company a bit more in the mean time I suppose…

And hey, at least I have my friends on the internet – what I’d do with you guys I really don’t know!

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  1. Angela
    November 6, 2009 / 7:26 am

    My friends on the internet keep me sane. Seriously. If it wasn’t for you guys, I’d be bonkers by now.
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..Comment on Dear Ungrateful Students, by Softi =-.

  2. November 6, 2009 / 11:51 am

    Totally know where you’re coming from… although I think I’m already half-way there! hehe

  3. November 6, 2009 / 11:52 am

    Whaddaya mean “would be”? 😛 *hides*

    Seriously though, know what you mean. Totally. In fact you are one of my keepers of sanity – I’m sure of it! 🙂

  4. Sonvar
    November 6, 2009 / 3:16 pm

    I think in the long run it’s for the best that you moved. Staying there wasn’t an option because that would put you under the thumbs of your ex and his parents. And the impression I got was his parents weren’t good to deal with before all that happened anyways.

    I know it can be trying being away from readily available friends but new friends will come along and the good friends will keep in contact.

    Can’t say much on the shopping though =P.

  5. November 6, 2009 / 3:22 pm

    You’re totally right, I know I couldn’t have stayed there… I just really miss my friends! lol
    It’s amazing how much just writing these things out helps me to sort out my head a bit.
    And yeah… the shopping? You’re male, I don’t expect you to understand. 😛

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