This week I wasn't sure I was going to take part. I couldn't think of a word that summed up the week as it's been a weird, bitty week with lots of introspection. However today something happened that made me think so I'm using that as my stimulus.
I've never really had many friends. Lots of acquaintances when I was younger but very few friends. Most of my friends were people in the workplace so once I moved job I lost those friends and made more at my new job.
Lately I've not been going out to work so have lost most of my friends. However there was one person from a previous job who I kept in touch with and we socialised a few times a year.
I've recently applied to become a museum volunteer and had to submit some references, to make sure I wasn't going to steal the exhibits. I submitted my friend as a reference as she knew me over several years.
Today I got an email saying that she couldn't/wouldn't give a reference as it had been 'too long ago' that she'd know me. This despite going to the theatre with her and going out for coffee in August!
So maybe I've got less friends than I thought . Or maybe what I think of as a friend isn't what others think of as a friend.
It's sad to think I've lost a friend. And also sad that I've lost the chance to volunteer as I have no-one else to suggest as a character reference.