The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox

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Faerluna's picture Faerluna

When I moved from NY to VA to live with my husband, I started working from home as I was able to keep my job and work remotely.

This, while wonderful, also brings several really not-so-wonderful things like living in a new town with no friends, and no office to go to for meeting some.

I also tend to work more than I ever did, since I don't want to risk losing the job that allows me to be home raising our daughter.

I know there are ways I could meet new people, but honestly, I barely get enough sleep now, let alone if I tried to work yet another thing into my schedule.

I feel like maybe I'm making this choice at this point because I want to enjoy the sweet parts with my daughter while I'm able and she's willing.

I have the rest of my life to make new friends, but my daughter will never be a baby again.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

You're so right!

It's so much harder to make friends when you are living in a new town, isn't it? We moved from a small town where we were both in grad school (it's so much easier to make friends, kids or no kids, when you're in grad school!) to a larger town where we knew no one. And you're right--life was too busy to make friends!