I’m feeling really lonely. I am sure it’s the January Blues tingeing everything sad, but I just need to vent.
I am a lucky girl; I love my husband and have a good time with him, he’s enormously fun. But woman does not live by man alone (much as that will come as a surprise to them). I have lovely friends but I rarely see them – some have busy lives (okay, all have busy lives) and some just live very far away. And at work it’s worse really. I’m the oldest person in a young industry. I have had friends at work but they’ve all moved on and the girls that I chat with tend to arrange stuff to do without me. Today is just the latest example of where I have been asked to ‘man the fort’ while they all go off for lunch together. It makes me feel very sad and excluded.
I need to pull myself together but I need a plan. How do you find friends at this age? People my age are usually preoccupied with young families and socialise with similar people. Where are the childfree women of my age? Perhaps I am an endangered species.