Life is entirely too short to focus on what others think of you.
I am blessed with an amazing family that I was born into, and have an oustanding family of friends that I thank my lucky stars for every day. l couldn't ask for a more diverse, talented, loving and genuine group of friends. I've worked fulltime and been in school the majority of the time I have known most of them, and they never cease to amaze me at how they each understand my passions and respect my dreams and goals. However it's always nice to be reminded that you are, indeed, missed, and to come up for air, smell the roses, and remember that it's the details that are missed along the way to that main goal.
I don't make excuses and get highly annoyed with those that do. Need to vent? Go for it. Get it out of your system. I'll listen, and happily so. Then it's up to you to go and make it happen. Not sure if you REALLY want it? Are you still sittin' on your bumm? There's your answer.
I'm cool with you till you're not