Leaving the apartment is more challenging than it looks

I’m finding it very challenging to motivate myself to get out of the house on my own during the day with Lyra. The main problem I think is that I don’t really enjoy going out with no purpose – just going out to wander around seems like more trouble than it’s worth. I think I need to adjust my thinking and convince myself that I do have purpose for going out more than I have been (I haven’t been out of the apartment alone all week.) If the purpose is only to get exercise and prevent my going stir-crazy, then that should be good enough, right?

Maybe eventually I’ll meet people who live around here and have babies (and thus are home all day during the week) too. I really hate the process of meeting new people. Thinking about it kind of stresses me out a bit. I’m sure it’ll be easier if I actually go out and do it, but again it’s that whole motivating myself to go out thing haunting the issue.

I need exercise though, and I need to get out to prevent going nutty, and Lyra likes getting fresh air and being outside. Maybe that’s a way to frame so I’ll go out?

For now, though, I think I will try to nap. Last night was a lot of awake time.


  • spadoink

    August 15, 2008 at 6:46 am

    well i’m pretty sure they’re in favour of children getting outings. so it’s likely good for lyra

  • templier

    August 16, 2008 at 7:30 am


    …you have a beautiful baby!

    Yes, I know, I haven’t been around in forever and I’m not all that likely to be around soon, but…congrats to all of you!