I have a business colleague who became a widow in November. This morning she told me that she was exhausted because she went out with friends on Friday and Saturday nights and to brunch and a movie on Sunday with her sister. She went on to tell me that she accepts every invitation and spends as little time at home as possible.
I, on the other hand, spend most weekends alone in my house. I do the usual errands and everything but that's about it. I 'm pretty content doing nothing and doing it by myself.
Now I don't want you to think I am a complete recluse with cats or anything. I'm not. I have some friends and I do go out occasionally. But staying home doesn't bother me in the slightest. I enjoy my own company and now that Lane isn't here I am working on being my own best friend.
As you all know one size doesn't fit all. And that certainly is true in how we widows choose to socialize. Some do better keeping busy with friends and getting out of the house as much as possible. Others, like me, keep it close to home.
Which kind of widow are you and why?