I don’t have a very active social life. I usually stay home and only go out on selected occasions. I guess transferring outside of Metro Manila did that to me. Not driving, it is more difficult to commute here and thinking of the logistics that I have to bring both my kids along makes me rethink of going out and commuting to the metro to meet with friends. In turn, I have missed reunions and get togethers and opportunities to attend events.
It is safe to say that I have embraced fully this slower pace of my life. I have also a fewer set of friends. The friends that I spend time with are either from our homeschooling group in our area, church friends or my family members. This way, I get to build deeper relationships with people and not spread myself too thin. I am an introvert by nature and it does take a lot of energy for me to join group events.
Though I do want to meet new people from time to time, like-minded individuals who share the same passion as I do. It is my prayer that God will bring people who I can minister to or who loves Jesus and people I can learn from. I believe that God knows the desires of my heart and I can trust in His perfect timing. Through the years, I have learned that friends come and friends go, but God will always provide the friend that I need.
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