I know, I know. Way too long since your last date night, right? Parenting is exhausting. Between juggling kids and careers, taking care of the house, paying bills, never-ending chores and the surprises of raising a family makes life super busy. If date night is a distant memory, it’s time to put it on your calendar asap!
It’s official: over 2 billion people are connected on Facebook.* We live in a hyper-connected world. Being connected has never been so easy. We live in a hyper-connected world. When we’re so focused on online connections, it’s hard to be present in the world right in front of us. This is creating a loneliness epidemic.
What happens when we grow up that makes it harder to make and keep friendships? Life! A good friend was feeling kind of isolated and disconnected, and asked me “why is it so hard to make friends as a grownup?” If you’ve ever felt this way, join the club.
Life is full of changes. Friendships evolve and change as we “adult” our way through life. Transitions impact relationships. Marriage, divorce, having kids, illness, infertility, kids leaving home, careers, death, addiction, relocating, aging parents,...these are just a few of the situations that create disconnect. Yet, they also create opportunities for new connections.
“Good morning! Forgot your homework? That permission slip was due yesterday? Where’s your backpack? Hurry up, catch that bus! Never mind, I’ll drive. Where are my keys?”…Does this sound like your home? I bet you probably started off with great plans to stay on top of the paperwork, assignments, and get everybody off to school on time. How are you doing so far? Do you find yourself fishing out leftover lunches and forgotten school papers, or racing over to school to drop off forgotten reports and lunches? There is a simpler way.