Being Social

When I am under stress, I pull back from socializing. In March I pulled back from some social things I was in the habit of doing. Then in April I deliberately dropped several more. In May and June I didn’t notice their absence. I was far too busy managing things and then recovering from managing things. Then last week I realized that I missed my friends. This week I’m catching up with several. I’m still not committing to anything regular or ongoing. I need weather the coming school transitions before I can predict how much social energy I will have available. As I told a friend earlier this week, we may transition smoothly into school, but I rather expect some sort of emotional storm. The storm is not here yet and it is much better if I spend these weeks happy rather than fretting. So I am visiting friends.