Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I'm feeling really disconnected from the world right now. I think part of it is because the people I know are no longer using Face.b00k. Maybe they're using Tw1tter or maybe they're using nothing, but there is not activity on fb for me any more.

I spend a lot of time walking the dog now, which is good for me physically and good for the zen relaxing. But I feel like I don't talk to anybody anymore, except for T. Work is pretty unfulfilling and I generally work quietly at my desk for most of the day. Then I come home and walk the dog and don't talk to anybody. And then I wait for T to come home. I definitely talk to him, and I enjoy talking to him, but I need more social interaction than that and I don't feel like I'm getting it.

I need to sign B-dog up for a training class with other dogs. Maybe that will help.

I hate feeling this isolated and disconnected, but that's where I am right now.


Kelly said...

That's tough. I'm sorry you're feeling disconnected. Maybe when the dog settles in some more you can try a dog park? (Obviously he needs to be comfortable with you first, and you need to slowly test the waters with other dogs. Dog parks aren't for every dog.) They can be great social connection makers, plus it's fun for the dog! Or find a friend with a dog and you can go on walks together?

Erin said...

Hey Friend,

Just wanted to reach out and let you know that I too am isolated in my own little cocoon. I keep asking myself, "Is this all there is? Where is the life I imagined?" Like you, I go through my entire day sharing not one sincere conversation with anyone. The pain of this journey is so overwhelming...

So know this: you are alone with me.


Delenn said...

I just wrote a post about feeling isolated and alone. Just yesterday I was depressed thinking that my husband is my best and ONLY friend...which is great, but other friends are nice too...

I sympathize.

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I'm here--here and on FB--if you want to talk.

Almamay said...

I can relate to you post and have had many periods of my life like this. I figure that I've subconsciously isolated myself because I need quiet time. I try and enjoy it and don't fight it and generally I emerge refreshed and more happy to socialise. Hope that makes sense.

Anonymous said...

i am in the same boat, i come home from work and my husband sometimes gets home so late that i am already asleep. i try to think of this as a 'phase' as a time for me (even if i don't want it) before i have kids - someday.

i am working on being more 'social'


still waiting said...

I got my dog during a really hard time in my life. I started going to the dog park and it forced me to get out and talk to people. Here is a link to dog fun in MA.