I miss working.
I miss driving.
I miss traveling: travel for work, travel to sight-see, travel to visit people.
I miss a lot of friends.
I miss visiting pets: the dog Sophie who lived with my family for 14 of her 16 years (we got her when she was 2), the cats I met when I moved into the house where I currently live, other friends' and families' pets...just pets, in general.
I miss certain people I met through blogging who no longer blog and who I hope are doing OK. I sometimes wish they'd blog again, but that's their call, not mine.
I miss being a partner.
I miss being naked with someone who likes seeing me naked and who I like to see naked too.
Much of what I miss, is on hold until I find work again. As I've admitted, I'd feel weird about asking someone out while I'm in my current situation; I fear I wouldn't be a good partner while in this situation. I fear I'd be dating for the wrong reasons. This doesn't keep me from noticing interesting, available people and going I hope she was interested, too. I'm also not a one-night-stand kind of person, wanting to hook up briefly and nothing else, so that's not an option either.
Other reasons things are on hold: no driving because my car needs work. No pets of mine because I currently couldn't support any properly. I could probably visit more friends, though; it's worth the effort.
I miss a lot.
I rarely write Friends-Locked entries in my blog, but I feel that writing this [now unlocked], with an audience limited by design, might help. I wanted to get this down in an entry.
This might help. I want to miss less.