I'm not sure if this means I've lost my heart somewhere along the way, but I was talking with someone about the pursuit of happiness and the reality that you can't have it all 110% all the time and be happy: if work is demanding, family time sometimes gives; if family is demanding, time with friends goes on the back burner.
And I turned to this person and said, "That's why I don't date. Because I am the breadwinner, I work 2 jobs. When things are super busy with my jobs, friends won't hear from me for 2-4 weeks (and I disappear from Smith, if you didn't notice) because I don't want to take the time from my 3 kids. If I started to date, the only place it could come from is my family time, and I'm not willing to trade that for the potential something that might result."
"Makes sense," was their response.
Yes, it does...