The first few years I lived in South Carolina I lost a lot of friends. I didn't have the energy or the time to devote to being a friend. Sounds crazy right? But, some weeks I barely had time to sleep never mind keep up with phone calls to friends. I was working a ridiculous amount, had my farm to keep up with and was trying to hold a relationship together. Extra energy was shoved into survival!
I had a few friends come to visit. I couldn't take time off of work to spend with them. I remember one visit I had taken the following day off and it was disregarded. I was driving to dinner when I got the text message and I just starting crying! Exhaustion, frustration ... I'm not sure, it didn't matter, I was working the next day while my friend that flew in was spending her last day in SC alone.
Well ... I did that for a long time!
Things have changed!! Now I fly home to Massachusetts every few months. I escape for long weekends here and there. And have days like today ... I jumped in the truck for a quick road trip to pick up a horse friend for a couple days of kayaking and ponies! 🤗