Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Time To Be Social and A Time To Enjoy Me

With Spring here, I got to thinking how great it’s been to have so much activity going on around me where I live. I know guys aren’t supposed to admit things like this – but before I moved, it was starting to get a little lonely in that big old house where I used to be. My neighbors, who I had become close with over the years, were all moving away and the sense of community really started to become non-existent. It was so different than it used to be – and it started to feel like I was left behind in a whole world all to my own.

Since I’ve moved, though, that’s all changed. In the community where I’m living, there’s all kind of action. On any given day, people all around my age are walking, biking, or out in their yards gardening. Heck - sitting on my front porch just the other day, I must have had about a dozen people stop outside my home to just to talk; and for a social guy like me, it is really great to have this kind of interaction.
While I never thought making new friends would be a possibility at my age, I’ve already made so many, right here in my community. There are guys just like me who I can call up at any time to join me fishing at the lake or just drop by for a game of cards, or a few beers.

The best part is – in a world with so much activity, at the end of the day – I also have my privacy. I can just shut my front door, ease onto on the couch and enjoy the freedom of my own home. 

In this new chapter of my life, I get a healthy balance between a sense of community and me time. It’s the best of both worlds – and truthfully, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Flyin’ Free

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