Having kids can definitely put a damper on your social life, but I don’t want to lose the incredible friendships I’ve developed over the course of my life. Some of my friends I’ve had for more than 15 years! I often ask myself, am I spending enough time with my girlfriends?
I’m a true girl’s girl. I love being around my girlfriends who are always supportive and encouraging and willing to learn and evolve into better people.
I find that getting together with my girlfriends is essential for my all around well-being. My baby is only 4 months old and exclusively breastfeeding which makes me feel chained to her, and the house. Sometimes I’m lucky enough to escape for an hour to pick up a few groceries and other household necessities. Lately I’ve been able to get to the gym for an hour or go for a bike ride. I even went to a dear friend’s 30th birthday party for a couple of hours and had a blast.
Funnily, my husband and I have not yet had a date together, but I have spent time with my girlfriends. I went out to dinner and drinks with one of my BFFs who used to be my partner in crime pre-baby. Several girlfriends came over recently and we had an absolute riot catching up and reminiscing about the good old days. I’ve also taken several walks with my girlfriend mama who has 2 little ones.
Hmm, I guess I have spent a good chunk of free time with friends. Now I need to carve in some special time for the hubs. Life is about finding the perfect balance that makes you happiest and I like it that way.