This translates into meaning she is rarely ever home (which is great for my obsession with TV and means I have total control of the remote). Happy hours, over-nights with friends in the city, concerts. Pretty much you name an activity that can take up your time and Natalie is there.
I love activities too...but I mainly leave them for my weekends. My work weeks just drain me. Maybe it's because I don't particularly love my job. Or maybe I just stress myself out too much during work and need time to cool down. But whatever it is, I just can't seem to make myself do much after work except go home, make dinner (or in my case, purchase it on my walk home), watch TV, and go to bed.
Natalie, on the other hand, doesn't usually make it into the door of our apartment until 10 p.m. and it's not because she's working late.
So ever since moving into my beautiful new apartment with gorgeous amenities, I have felt like a grade A lame-o with no friends. Yea, Natalie also seems to have a lot of friends. She is friends with practically all of our neighbors (which means we get a lot of visitors all hours) and she's friends with a lot of people at work.
I really commend her. I mean, I almost envy her fun-loving weekday lifestyle. I just wish I had more energy to join in on the fun.
So my new challenge to myself is to start doing more activities after work - whether that's shopping, grabbing dinner or drinks with friends, or just going to a movie. I'm going to try and institute a new after-work routine that involves more than just dinner and bad Lifetime movies.