One of the hardest thing to do as a single parent is figuring out what to do when the kid(s) are with your Ex. If you are recently divorced or separated, it hard to remember what you like to do let alone figure out where to go or who with!
I know that when I was first divorced, people would ask me what I liked to do and I would look at the blankly…I had honestly forgotten what I used to do for fun. It took me a while to get used to the absolute quiet in the house when it is just me. The silence is deafening that it will do one of two things: 1. You will distract yourself with busy stuff in and around the house and never leave. or 2. You will need to be out of the house so you are not reminded of the void.
It’s time to get out there and be with people. Learn to to have fun again by yourself or go meet a friend for wine and a pizza. It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive, just get out of the house and be with people.
It will make you feel better and less alone. Here in SLC, Ut, there are lots of free events to try: yoga, hiking, concerts in the park, etc. Get on Meetup, Facebook, call a friend and see if they want to join you! You never know how much you can enjoy your time alone until you try. It’s hard at first getting out of your comfort zone and being vulnerable to new friendships and new adventures. Maybe you will like it, maybe you won’t. At least you got out of the house and did something different!
If you are a local, check out our calendar for upcoming events. Most are under $20 or even free.