In November, my life changed for the better in a pretty big way. Finally, at long last: I made it into the Big Kid Leagues and nailed down my first salaried, full-time position. (WOO!)
But here's the problem: just because I've moved on doesn't mean any of my friends have. Don't get me wrong, I completely understand and remember the trials/tribulations of being a student. I also remember that when I wasn't studying, I was working so that I could pay for my bills. I didn't have a social life.
But for me? College was 3 years ago. I've transitioned out of being a student. And I was recently able to transition out of being a perpetual work-a-holic.When I asked a dear friend of mine if she and her fiance were available ... the answer was "No, we have school stuff." I also know that they're very likely unavailable at any point over the weekend too, because they work. Repeat until further notice.
And I stopped.
I wasn't remotely upset; because hey -- I've been there and I understood. But that still means my Friday nights are just as uneventful. Turns out that Meetup.com isn't nearly as popular in Maine as it is in other cities ... and I was very disappointed that the Yuppy type groups are bigtime inactive. Drew has a similar problem in the sense that all of his friends have small children. Yes, all but one. ONE. So they generally can't do things last minute, and sometimes? I don't want to play Polly Pocket. I want adult beverages and inappropriate comedy. On a Tuesday.
When did life change? We're both stuck smack in the middle of COLLEGE and MARRIED/FAMILY LIFE. Honestly, I know I need to meet some new friends. But the demographic at my office is 30+. And meetup.com is a bust.... and what I do for fun?? Is train my dog in agility. Super fun ... but the other women in her class are also much older than 30.
Pity party for a party of one, please.
Truth: I might be facing the same beast even if I moved back to SoCal ... that's what sucks.