I am a busy girl. No really, am not just saying that. I freelance on more than one job, I try to make it to the studio at least 3 times a week, I train twice a week, run another 2 times in the week and I go to school for 2 full 8 hour days and 1 half day learning 3D. Then not to mention events like exhibitions, comic launches, creative meet-ups and dare I say it, catching up with the occasional friend. Let's not forget time to sleep (a rare thing) , eat, get the food to eat and basic living chores and necessities.... I have a full plate. When I do have free time, I either rest or try to catch up with someone I haven't seen in a while. If I have time I will text individuals if they can come out to play. Sometimes they're available, sometimes they're not. No big deal. Am sure if we both live long enough we'll see each other again.
If I don't make an event for whatever reason, this is not to be taken personally and not to be thought of as "you never see me on my terms" sort of situation. I do try my best to make all events. Am sure we're all guilty of thinking this at one time or another towards individuals...and seriously, we all need a bit of perspective at that time. I certainly do, as I have acted naggy to a few individuals in my life.
If there is work, or anything that involves it, I will be prioritizing that. I am a freelancer. Work facilitates me being able to do stuff outside of work. I will and have prioritized that over social events and if I am tired and grouchy after a 12 hour day and don't want to put on a smiley face to meet people, I really don't have to. I do my best to juggle everything. It wasn't that hard socializing when it was just work and studio but with school in the picture, I really don't have a lot of give in my time.
Note that my focus this year is Freelance, Study, Training and the Studio. Everything else, I will play by ear and squeeze it in best I can.