So recently I've been in a bit of a ' I feel lonely, fat, sicky and sorry for myself' slump. It was due to a combination of things including: pregnancy hormones, cancelled play dates due to the dreaded winter tummy bug, hubby being away for work, family being very busy, and just me not feeling like going out and making an effort to see people. You know the usual!!
So this morning I thought right come on Jessica get yourself out of your pyjamas and go to that baby group you’ve been meaning to go to for weeks! It’s in the village I live, I can walk there and it’s free, so I had no excuse!
9:10am came and I got Samuel in the pushchair, bag packed and we left the house. I was so nervous walking down, and when I finally got there I was sweating and ready to run in the opposite direction! ( in a nervous sweater!!)
First mistake: I went in the wrong door! But I was met by a lovely man who showed me through to the baby group, he showed me where the tea and coffee was and another lady offered me a warm crossiant !!!
It’s always a bit awkward when you walk into a room where you don’t know anyone. For the first half an hour me and Samuel just played with the toys and I sat and drank my coffee, while all the other mummy’s who knew each other talked in their groups. But after a while people broke off from their groups and I started to talk to some other mummy’s and I met a lady who had a little boy the same age as Samuel and another on the way due in March, just like me!
There was also a music session at the end that Samuel loved.
We both had a lovely time, and when I got home I had renewed energy!
So the moral of the story is … if your feeling a bit down or lonely, get yourself out there and meet new people! I no it’s easier said then done but try. You’ll feel much better for it!
There’s a great group on Facebook if your local to Norfolk called get me out of the four walls Norfolk. They organise events and meet ups all around Norfolk, I haven’t managed to get to any yet but I’m keeping an eye out.